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Joseph Hefford

Joseph Hefford, one of 230 convicts transported on the Isabella, April 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hefford
Aliases: Hifford
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 3rd April, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 14
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 8th December, 2012 wrote:

Joseph Hefford/Hifford was 22 years old when convicted on 19/7/1817, along with William Clarke Atkin, of Burglary.  They received a death sentence commuted to life.

22/9/1818: On list of convicts forwarded to Bringelly for distribution.
29/2/1820: On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per Elizabeth Henrietta.
21/3/1822: On list of prisoners assigned.  Listed as Hifford.

7/10/1824: Absconded from Mr Farrall.

Joseph was from Grantham, Lincolnshire, 5’4” tall, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, pale and pockpitted complexion.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th December, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1785, gender, crime

D Wong on 8th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1795

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