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Joseph Jay

Joseph Jay, one of 160 convicts transported on the Royal George, 22 August 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Jay
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 27 years

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: Pig stealing
Convicted at: Essex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal George
Departure date: 22nd August, 1828
Arrival date: 24th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 467 (235)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th December, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Ship; Royal George - 1828
Indent No; 10
Name;  Joseph Jay
Age; 20 years - Read & write - Single
Native Place; Essex
Trade or calling; Reaps & Sows
Offence; Pig Stealing
Trial where & Date; Sussex - 5 Dec 1827 - 7 years. 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. 4 in
Remarks; DIED; in the Hospital, Newcastle. 31 March 1835.

1834 - 26 Dec/ Certificate of Freedom. No; 34/1628.
Age; 26 [1808]

1835 - Australia, Death Index
Name: Joseph Jay
Date: 1835 - Hoxham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18352385 19

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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