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Joseph King, one of 31 convicts transported on the Gorgon, February 1791
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 154
||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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Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2020 wrote:
HO 47/7/9 1788 Mar 26
Report of Richard Perryn on 2 collective petitions (2 people, counsel for the prisoner; and 12 people, grand jury) on behalf of Joseph King, convicted at the Yorkshire Assizes on 8 March 1788, for knowingly uttering £8 worth of forged bills of exchange. There is a letter from William Cockell and William Wickham, who acted as the prisoner’s counsel. Grounds for clemency: age (not given but described as a youth), from an honest and respectable family in the ‘middle rank of life’ some of whom being Quakers were precluded from giving evidence on oath. Initial Sentence: death. Recommendation: 7 years transportation.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime