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Joseph Harrison, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||29th September, 1854
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 292
||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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Kathie Harrison on 14th January, 2013 wrote:
Departed London 5 April 1832
Sailed via Sheerness
Arrived Van Diemen’s Land 19 July 1832
Kathie Harrison on 13th September, 2013 wrote:
Born: Yorkshire, England
Age at death: 45 years
Cause of death: Fever - 3 weeks ill
Buried: 1st October 1854 at Lower Bendigo Burial Ground
D Wong on 14th September, 2013 wrote:
Joseph was 22 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was single, 5’8” tall, brown hair and whiskers, dark grey eyes, florid complexion, tattoos.
21/5/1838: TOL cancelled for disorderly conduct.
22/6/1838: TOL restored.
Was a miner at Back Creek, Victoria.
Married or had a defacto relationship with Margaret Barrett (1820-12/10/1905) died Bendigo.
Had about 4-6 children.
Geniej on 2nd October, 2013 wrote:
Although there appears fairly strong circumstantail evidence, there is yet no cited documentary evidence that this convict Joseph Harrison is the man who died in Back Creek on 29 Sep 1854. That man’s death certificate shows no time spent in Tasmania.
Kathie Harrison on 14th January, 2016 wrote:
On his Death Certificate # 4758 under the Heading: “Where born and how long in the Australian
Colonies, stating which” it is written: ‘Yorkshire England - Fifteen years in Victoria’. 22 June 1838 is the last date shown on his convict record. Yet to locate record of travel from Van Diemens Land to Victoria.
Geniej on 31st May, 2016 wrote:
The connection of this convict to Joseph Harrison who died in Bendigo in 1854, is confirmed by the mention of his convict status when Joseph Harrison was tried in 1852 for shooting at Margaret Barrett with intent to kill. His Tasmanian convict past is mentioned in the dispositions of several witnesses. Source: VPRS 30 at Public Record Office of Victoria
Convict Changes History
Kathie Harrison on 14th January, 2013 made the following changes:
Kathie Harrison on 13th September, 2013 made the following changes:
date of death 29th September, 1854, gender, crime
D Wong on 14th September, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1810