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Joseph Hunt

Joseph Hunt, one of 212 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 30 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Hunt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1899
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Sussex, Petworth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 30th April, 1852
Arrival date: 1st August, 1852
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 451 (228)
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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D Wong on 31st October, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Hunt was 26 years old when transported to WA.

Joseph was 5’2 1/4” tall, dark brown hair, black eyes, dark complexion, stout, JH, anchor and star on right hand and was single.

7/4/1854: TOL
22/3/1858: CP
Known areas: Perth and Toodyay.

The Western Australian 23/9/1899:
FOUND DROWNED.-Our Victoria Plains ‘
correspondent writes :-“The body of an old man named Joseph Hunt was lately found in a well at Joyce’s Flat, near Dandaragan.  He had been in the employ of Mr. C. J Clinch, as a farm hand, and was missed the previous day, but it was supposed that
he had gone to a neighbour’s place and would return next day. Meantime a Chinaman happened to go to the well and reported that there was a man in it. An inquest was held at Moora, and a verdict
of accidentally drowned was returned.
The deceased had been resident in the district for some forty years and bore an excellent character. How he came to fall in the well is a mystery. The Chinaman who discovered the body secured a watch and chain and some articles of clothing that belonged to the deceased. These he put in his own swag, where they were discovered by P.O. Street, who arrested him for the theft. There being no magistrate at hand the constable took the offender to Guildford, where Mr P. A. Gugeri, JJR., imposed a fine of 40s. and costs.”

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1826, date of death 1899, gender, occupation, crime

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