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Joseph Kenyon

Joseph Kenyon, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Kenyon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 25th August, 1860
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW, Indents (NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche: 636)& Pardon (Reel No. 774, Roll No. 1250)& Colonial Papers (NRS 900; Fiche No. 3163-3253)&(NRS 899; Fiche Nos: Fiche 3001-3162). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 242
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

Janet Walmsley on 17th May, 2016 wrote:

Native of Manchester. Married Mary Ann Atkin, 21, daughter of a labourer, John Atkin, on 28 Apr 1803 at St John the Baptist Church, Wakefield, Yorkshire. 1803, as a linen draper, dealer and chapman , he was bankrupted. Later worked as a weaver. Convicted York Lent Assizes 1815 for feloniously stealing linen yarn from the bleaching grounds of Thomas Beckett in Barnsley. Sentenced to 14 years transportation to NSW. Held on ‘Captivity’ hulk, Portsmouth. Transported on ‘Ocean’ 1815. Assigned as tutor to Rev Samuel Marsden’s family Parramatta. Opened day school. CP 1821. Absolute pardon 1829. Land grant 100 acres St Luke adjoining Prospect Creek - became orchardist at his ‘Woodlands’ property. Died 1860.

Janet Walmsley on 13th May, 2020 wrote:

...bleaching grounds of Thomas Beckett SHOULD READ ...bleaching grounds of Joseph Beckett

Iris Dunne on 14th May, 2020 wrote:

Indents: convicted 11 March 1815, aged 38

Colonial Papers: 12 Aug. 1821, Employed as Parish Clerk and tutor to the Misses Brabyn and others. Petition for mitigation of sentence

Absolute Pardon dated 28 Nov. 1821

Certificate of Freedom No. 29/297 dated 7 Apr. 1829

Convict Changes History

Janet Walmsley on 29th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 25th August, 1860 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Janet Walmsley on 17th May, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

Janet Walmsley on 11th June, 2016 made the following changes:

occupation

Iris Dunne on 14th May, 2020 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW, Indents (NRS 12188; Item: 4/4005; Microfiche: 636)& Pardon (Reel No. 774, Roll No. 1250)& Colonial Papers (NRS 900; Fiche No. 3163-3253)&(NRS 899; Fiche Nos: Fiche 3001-3162). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87

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