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Joseph Jukes

Joseph Jukes, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Jukes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 269 (136). Tasmanian Archives, convict records.
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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Nell Murphy on 11th December, 2017 wrote:

Joseph JUKES was convicted at Stafford, England on 7 March 1833 for housebreaking. Previous offences. Gaol report: bad character.  Brother William also charged and already transported.  Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Moffatt’ arriving 9 May 1834.

Married man - wife Elizabeth and 1 child at Dudley, England.
Native place of birth: Dudley, England.
Aged 24 yrs; labourer; 5’ 9 1/2” height.
Ship Surgeon’s report: “behaved well”.

Assignments of work in the Colony of VDL.
1836: assigned at Jerusalem, VDL.
1838: assigned to a Mr. Price.
1839: assigned at Green Ponds, VDL.
1842: Ticket of Leave granted.
1843: charged, at Hobart, with uttering a forged note. Not Guilty.
1846: at Jericho, VDL.

Nell Murphy on 11th December, 2017 wrote:

Brother William JUKES also transported to VDL, per ‘Southwork’ 1834 https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/jukes/william/41894

D Wong on 16th December, 2017 wrote:

1857: Was a miner in the Bendigo area - brother William was also there.

5/2/1864 The Star, Ballarat, Victoria:
On Thursday, at the Essex Hotel, Ballarat, Dr
Glendinning held an inquest on the body of Frances Jukes, whose death, according to the evidence and the verdict of the jury, took place on the previous day at her own residence, Burnbank street, Ballarat, and arose from natural causes, being caused by syncope, from fatty degeneration of the heart.
Joseph Jukes, miner, Hiscock’s Gully, deposed that the deceased was his wife, and aged twenty-nine years, a native of Staffordshire, England, and the daughter of Thomas and Nancy Wood. 
Witness and his wife had been married nine years, and they had three male children. The deceased had retired to bed after eating a hearty supper of bread, cheese and beer, she lying on one side, and a friend named Sarah Tewsley on the other, with two of children between them.
Witness reposed on a sofa in the front room. Shortly before daybreak heard one of the children cry out and got up to see what was the matter.
He found his wife quite cold and dead, and sent for the assistance of a neighbor, afterwards informing the police. The deceased been suffering for some time by a gathering in breast but it did not give her any great inconvenience.
Mr B. J. Hobson, ALB., surgeon, performed a
mortem examination, and tendered the medical
evidence upon which tbe jury founded its verdict.

Marrige to Frances not listed on either Vic Bdm or Tasmanian records.

29/12/1864 The Star, Ballarat, Victoria:
New Insolvents:
Joseph Jukes, of Ballarat, miner. Causes of
insolvency-Dosses in mining, sickness in family, and pressure of creditors. Debts, £588 3s 9d; assets, £4; deficit, £584 3s 9d.

Possible Death: Listed on the Victorian BDM - Joseph Jukes died 1893 - Father: James - Mother: Sarah Ford.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th December, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 269 (136). Tasmanian Archives, convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number

Nell Murphy on 11th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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