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Joseph Josephs, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
||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 5th July, 2018 wrote:
Theft: grand larceny.
18th September 1816
JOSEPH JOSEPHS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August, a pair of pantaloons, value 4s. the property of Benjamin Lyons.
BENJAMIN LYONS, I was sitting at my supper, at about a quarter before nine on the night of the say in the indictment, and I heard a kind of crack at the shop window, and both my wife and my servant ran out to the door; in a few minutes, I was called into the shop, and my servant pointed out the prisoner as one of the men who took the pantaloons; and who had hit her a punch in the stomach; I went after him and brought him back again.
ELIZABETH HARRIS. This man at the bar was one with two others, who took the pantaloons, and ran away; he knocked me down. I am sure the prisoner was one.
GUILTY, aged 31.
Transported for Seven Years.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
JOSEPHS, Joseph. Per “Ocean”, 1818
1818 Jan 16: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)
1819 Aug 6: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.202)
1821 Dec 27: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.202)
30/10/1837: There is a newspaper report: Joseph Josephs to Port Phillip per ‘James Watts’.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 5th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime