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Joseph Houseley

Joseph Houseley, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indefatigable, October 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Houseley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Indefatigable
Departure date: October, 1814
Arrival date: 26th April, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 181 (92)
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 28th April, 2022 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 April 2022), July 1813, trial of JOSEPH HOUSELY (t18130714-1).
JOSEPH HOUSELY, Miscellaneous > returning from transportation, 14th July 1813.

687. JOSEPH HOUSELY was indicted for feloniously being at large within this kingdom before the expiration of the term of seven years for which he was ordered to be transported .

SAMUEL WILSON . I am the assistant jailer at York castle. I produce the certificate of the conviction of the prisoner. I received it of Mr. Rigg, clerk of the assizes of the county of York. I saw Mr. Rigg sign it.

(The certificate read.)

Q. to Wilson. Do you know the person of the prisoner - A. I know the person of the prisoner; I was present when he was tried and convicted. He was ordered to be transported for seven years.

Q. He was the person to whom that certificate applies - A. Yes.

Q. Did you deliver him over afterwards to the hulk for the purpose of being transported - A. I did, in the month of April, 1810. I delivered him at Portsmouth, in the execution of that judgement. I delivered him to Captain Thompson: he was captain of the Captivity hulk at that time; he is now dead. Since that time I have not seen him until he was taken up. I have no doubt at all that he is the man.

HARRY ADKINS . I am an officer of Bow-street. I apprehended the prisoner on the 23d of May last, in the parish of St. Pancras, in the county of Middlesex . I apprehended him for being a returned transport. He was at large at that time.

Q. Did you tell him what you apprehended him for - A. Not at that moment; when he was brought to Bow-street it was made known to him. I do not recollect that he said any thing. He was committed for this offence.

Mr. Adolphus. Whereabouts in the parish of Pancras did you apprehend him - A. In the New-road.

COURT. Did you search him - A. I did not; he was not searched in my presence.

Prisoner. I should like your lordship to ask Adkins what character he has heard of me.

Adkins. I know nothing of my own knowledge. The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

Q. to Wilson. Did you know the prisoner before he was tried and convicted at York - A. I did. We had him before in our prison. He came into our jail for an offence. He was tried by a jury at the Sessions, and was in York castle the first time I think a twelvemonth. I was in the habit of seeing him many times in a day.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was a boy when I went in first. It was for an assault. It is twelve years ago.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 32.

[ The prisoner was recommended to mercy by the jury on account of his good character .]

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

On Monday morning the following male convicts left York Castle, to be delivered on board the hulks lying at Langston harbour viz. Phillip Mason, Isaac Houseley the younger, Joseph Houseley. Thomas Acton, alias John Ogle, Richard Baker, and George Stevenson : the said six prisoners were convicted at the last Assizes, of robbing the warehouse of William Wilks of Wetherby. 
Leeds Intelligencer, 23 April 1810.

John Acton and Richard Baker were transported on the Indian, arriving 1811

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2022 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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