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Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill, one of 296 convicts transported on the Palmerston, 08 November 1860

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hill
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1837
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 24th March, 1905
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 8 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Pembroke, Haverfordwest Assizes
Sentence term: 8 years
Ship: Palmerston
Departure date: 8th November, 1860
Arrival date: 11th February, 1861
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 343
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

Brian Callaghan on 5th April, 2013 wrote:

Died and buried at Bunbury, Western Australia.

D Wong on 6th April, 2013 wrote:

Jospeh Hill came from Nottingham, he was unmarried, a “Weaver/Soldier/Labourer”, semi literate, protestant.
The son of William.

Joseph was 5’5 1/2” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, long face, fresh complexion, middling stout, Right arm; mermaid, flags, bust of King and Queen, cannon & balls, “Alice Pack”, “Victoria”, W H.
Left arm; man and woman, ship in full sail.

16/1/1861: TOL
1/7/1864: CP Bunbury.

5/3/1880: Married Eliza Dawson and had 10 children.

Convict Changes History

Brian Callaghan on 5th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1837, date of death 24th March, 1905, gender, crime

D Wong on 6th April, 2013 made the following changes:


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