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Joseph Houghton

Joseph Houghton, one of 254 convicts transported on the Sarah, 29 November 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Houghton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 15th August, 1851
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Northampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sarah
Departure date: 29th November, 1836
Arrival date: 29th March, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 409 (207)
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

Carolyn Smith on 27th May, 2015 wrote:

Convicted with Thomas Boddington both were from Finedon Northamptonshire

A houghton on 5th April, 2016 wrote:

Joseph was married to Sarah Houghton with 5 children he had brown hair and blue eyes he had been granted his freedom after 14 years and died 15th August 1851 aged 51 of natural causes his life ended in Tasmanian along way from his family RIP I wonder if this is where I get my blues eyes from
A Houghton

Convict Changes History

Carolyn Smith on 27th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th August, 1851 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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