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Joseph Holt

Joseph Holt, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Holt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 300
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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Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2021 wrote:

National Archives.

HO 17/54/171829 Sept

Prisoner name: Joseph Holt.

Prisoner age: 20.

Prisoner occupation: Servant.

Court and date of trial: Lincoln Summer Assizes 1829.

Crime: Horse stealing. Stealing one horse from Mr Spinks of Scampton, Lincolnshire.

Initial sentence: Death recorded and commuted to transportation for life.

Gaoler’s report: Not known.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): Joseph Holt Senior, the prisoner’s father, a labourer of Skirbeck near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Grounds for clemency: Aged only 19 years; is of very weak intellect; first offence.

Other papers: A character for the father. A character for the petitioner’s family.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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