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Joseph Groom

Joseph Groom, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Groom
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hibernia
Departure date: 20th November, 1818
Arrival date: 11th May, 1819
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 112
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 18th August, 2016 wrote:

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England
31 Jul 1818
Joseph Groom and Isaac Mow/c, for burglary in the dwelling-house of B. Norden, at Bollingdon, and stealing therein 20 yards of Irish cloth, shirting, and other items.

(That should read: Isaac Mowle - he was also on board Hibernia).

30/8/1827: TOL

GOVERNMENT NOTICE, [No. 35-] Colonial Secretary’s Office. Feb. 17,1830.
Joseph Groom, 114, Hibernia, has been deprived of his Ticket of Leave for illegally harbouring a female Convict.
By command of the Lieutenant Governor,

24/6/1834 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Joseph Groom was sentenced six months to the Grass-tree hill road party, for being drunk and
ill-using the horses in his charge, the property of Government.

234/8/1835: Burial Date.
Interred by the Coroner -
Accidental Death - bruised by a cartwheel passing over his body.  Joseph died at H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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