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Joseph Howarth

Joseph Howarth, one of 219 convicts transported on the Somersetshire, 30 November 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Howarth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1877
Age: 63 years

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 trousers
Convicted at: Lancaster, Salford General Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Somersetshire
Departure date: 30th November, 1841
Arrival date: 30th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 411 (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

Anonymous on 16th August, 2012 wrote:

Joseph was 27 years old and born in Heywood.  Transported for stealing a pair of trousers from a coal pit, the goods of William Diggle.

2 prior convictions; 2 years for a watch, 4 months for money.

Joseph was 5’2.5" tall, could read a little, single, protestant, dark complexion, brown hair, light brown whiskers, blue eyes-cast in one of them, 2 brothers James and Thomas and 2 sisters.

Period of Probation: 18 months.
Station of Gang: Southport.

30/11/1843: Original term of Probation expired.
13/12/1845: TOL
5/10/1847: TOL revoked (a charge of Larcency against him).
15/8/1848: COF.

3/2/1877: Date of burial, age 62.  His last address was Bothwell.
Could find no marriage or children for him.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814-00-00, date of death 1877-00-00, gender m

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