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Joseph Kirby

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Kirby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Soldier/shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Dublin Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,91,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2012 wrote:

Joseph was convicted of desertion from Army at Dublin Barracks on 12/03/1843. 14yr transportation sentence to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844. Previous 3 times for desertion.

Gaol Report: Good conduct
Surgeon’s Report: Very good. Head overseer.

Protestant, can read & write; soldier/shoemaker; aged 30yrs; 5’6”; single; fresh complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes. Native Place: Leeds, Yorkshire.

Station Gang: Browns River 21mths. Emerged 24/05/1846.
Numerous recordings of misconduct.
27/07/1852: Ticket of Leave
29/08/1854: Conditional Pardon
17/08/1857: Free Certificate

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd November, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1814, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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