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Joseph Hobson

Joseph Hobson, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hobson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 1816
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Derby Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 316
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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D Wong on 23rd August, 2017 wrote:

01/8/1801 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England:
At Derby, eight prisoners received sentence death, viz. James Oration, for a burglary ; Richard Raddish, John Dent, John Evans, and John Reader, for sheep- Stealing ; Joseph Hobson, for returning from transportation - *arrived per Glatton 1803, no ships found for the others.

Joseph Hobson was 34 years old on arrival in NSW.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
HOBSON, Joseph. Per “Glatton”, 1803
1810 Jan 16:  Hatter. Memorial (Fiche 3004; 4/1821 No.143)

1810: Married Jane Buckman (She arrived free per the ‘Young William’ which was a store ship with provisions for the use of Government, it also carried some passengers).  Jane was 36 years old when she arrived in NSW.  No children.

1816: Joseph died aged 47.

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 wrote:

Deaths in District of Castlereagh and Richmond.

Joseph Hobson, convict, per Glatton, age 47, died at Richmond, buried 12 July 1816, at Richmond.
Source: Familysearch. Image 170 of parish registers.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th November, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1817
Joseph Hobson Glatton - March 1803 Derby - Aug 1801. Life - Emancipated KILLED; by Natives. Dead 1816

1816 - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. Sat 13 Jul 1816. Page 2. Sydney.
Another murder was perpetrated by the natives on Monday last, at the Corrajong Brush.-The victim to their barbarity was Joseph Hobson, who is stated to have been the only settler remaining on that line of farms, in consequence of the excesses lately committed.-He had left his house to go in quest of a calf; and when about 200 yards distant was speared through the heart.- The miscreants afterwards clove the head of the unfortunate su?erer, and brutally mangled the body.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1769 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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