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Joshua Kemp

Joshua Kemp, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 14 March 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joshua Kemp
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Norfolk Little Walsingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyrenees
Departure date: 14th March, 1851
Arrival date: 28th June, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 96
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

Lynn Sharpe Nee Kemp on 4th March, 2012 wrote:

Joshua served as parish clerk for Burnham Thorpe Church, Norfolk - so he must have received some schooling.    The post of parish clerk was an important one and was often held for life.  Parish clerks were appointed by the incumbent to assist in various duties connected with the church, which included making the responses in services.  Parish clerks were literate men since one of their roles was keeping the church records.  Joshua Kemp`s signature can be seen on Burnham Thorpe marriages between the years of 1824 and 1830. 

Joshua Kemp took part in the Norfolk Swing Riots and was found guilty in a court hearing which took place on 8th January 1831 of assisting in the breaking and destroying of a threshing machine belonging to William Brett of Burnham Overy on the 29th November 1830.  Joshua Kemp was sentenced to six months imprisonment in Swaffham Prison.

Convict Changes History

Lynn Sharpe Nee Kemp on 4th March, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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