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Joseph Hunt, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Joseph Hunt Who Married Mary Rogers Was Previously Married To Dr Robert Rogers Who Was Drowned Near Eugowra Nsw Her Maiden Name Was Quin
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||25th June, 1861
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 117 (60)
||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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Anonymous on 15th March, 2012 wrote:
Joseph Henry Blaine Hunt became a Courthouse keeper at the old Bathurst Courthouse and in later life was excepted into the Bathurst police force in N.S.W,."Blaine" was later added to his name for reasons unknown.Joseph married Mary Rogers on the 10.7.1850,they had a daughter called Angela Hunt who was born on the 25.2.1852 and a son by the name of Joseph born 23.2.1855.Joseph died around the year 1861 and is burried in the old catholic section of the Bathurst cemetery
Lesley Connor on 18th April, 2012 wrote:
Joseph Henry Blaine Hunt was his baptised name, however the middle names were not always used.
First married 1823 to Susannah Munday, St Magnus the Martyr in London.
This marriage would have been anulled after 7 years transportation.
Was a tavern keeper in London - Army and Navy Coffee House and the Lyons Head Inn, and a professional singer, as was his brother, Henry.
Father, Thomas was a wine merchant.
Sister, Mary Anne married to Captain Phillip Reilly.
Brother, Henry Blaine Hunt, married to Lydia Merry.
greg petersen on 28th May, 2017 wrote:
The 1823 Radlett murder or Elstree murder, was committed in Radlett, Hertfordshire, England. The victim, William Weare, was killed in Radlett and his body was disposed of in a pond in Elstree. John Thurtell, Joseph Hunt and William Probert were indicted for murder. They were tried at Hertford Assize Court. Hunt had cooperated the most with the authorities, but Probert who was offered the chance to save himself by turning King’s evidence: giving evidence against the other two in exchange for freedom. Joseph Hunt was tried as an accessory. Thurtell was hanged on 9 January 1824, aged 29. Having denied his crime during his trial, he admitted it on the gallows.
Joseph Hunt was also sentenced to death, but in recognition of his cooperation his sentence was commuted to transportation to an Australian penal colony for life. He was taken to Botany Bay, where after serving his time, he gained his freedom and started a life in Australia, marrying and raising a son and a daughter. He eventually became a police constable, he died in 1861.
William Probert was never punished for Weare’s death. However reports of his involvement in the newspapers meant he was reviled and he became a social outcast. Unable to find work, he resorted to crime to support himself and his wife, and in 1825, at 33, was hanged at Newgate Prison for stealing a horse worth £25 from a relative.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 15th March, 2012 made the following changes:
SmS on 31st October, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1794
D Wong on 31st October, 2013 made the following changes:
date of death 25th June, 1861
Nadine Asimus on 1st July, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Joseph Hunt Who Married Mary Rogers Was Previously Married To Dr Robert Rogers Who Was Drowned Near Eugowra Nsw Her Maiden Name Was Quin