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Joseph Hinchcliffe

Joseph Hinchcliffe, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hinchcliffe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1859
Age: 55 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 11th August, 1830
Arrival date: 12th December, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 456
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

Anonymous on 12th September, 2011 wrote:

This is actually JONAS Hinchcliffe, not Joseph.  He is my gggrandfather.  He had his name spelled in various ways.  He was born in Yorkshire c1804 and died in Braidwood NSW in 1859.  He had four children.

Anonymous on 12th January, 2012 wrote:

Jonas married Sarah Lamb at Goulburn 30 June 1840.  They were both working at "The Sandhills" at the time.  Sarah was houseservant to Jeremiah Linde Jones.  Sarah emigrated from London shortly before marriage.  Jonas was convicted again for sheep stealing in 1850, received 5 years hard labour on the roads, but this was overturned due to his bad health - rheumatism.  I believe that he assisted to build "Bedervale" B & B for John Coghill - still stands today.

Bernie on 7th May, 2012 wrote:

Bedervale was not a bed and breakfast when it was built by Cogill in the 1840’s. Cogill had some 70 convicts assigned to him and he was one of two people (the other being Dr Wilson after whom Braidwood is named ) who developed the Braidwood area. Jonas was my wife’s ancestor and the family still has strong links to the Araluen area where Jonas’s family settled.

Bernie on 10th May, 2012 wrote:

I have viewed the microfilm records of the Florintina for her second voyage to Australia and I saw that Jonas was signed on as Joseph and signed off as Jonas.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804-00-00, date of death 1859-00-00, gender m

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