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Joseph Harrison

Joseph Harrison, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Harrison
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 29th September, 1854
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 292
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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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.

1837: TOL
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:

occupation, crime

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

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