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Joseph Josephs

Joseph Josephs, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Josephs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 376
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 5th July, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: grand larceny.
18th September 1816
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

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)

26/3/1824: COF

30/10/1837: There is a newspaper report: Joseph Josephs to Port Phillip per ‘James Watts’.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th September, 2021 wrote:

1825 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters. 1825
Name; Joseph Josephs
Age; No Details
Class; Convict
Vessel; Ocean - 1818 - 7 years
Employment/Remarks; CLEARED out. Wm Shard - Mar 1824.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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