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Joseph Horsefield

Joseph Horsefield, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Horsefield
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 19th February, 1827
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 84. Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Horsefield was transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Claudine’ arriving 1821. Steal pr boots. 7yr sentence on 09/01/1821 at Chester.
Gaol Report: bad character, orderly.
Hulk Report: volunteer

1 child with Brooks
Labourer at Stockton

Richard Gill, and Joseph Horsefield, were put to the bar to take their trial for stealing a pair of trousers of the value of ten shillings, and one jacket of the same value, the property of one Peter Ware also several articles of wearing apparel belonging to one Mary ann Fielding, to
the amount of two pounds, in the dwelling   house of one Peter Ware, in February 1826. they were both found guilty and sentence of death passed on each of them the same day. (Hobart Town Gazette 27 Jan 1827)

Executed 19/02/1827

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 19th February, 1827, gender, crime

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