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Joseph Lapworth

Joseph Lapworth, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Lapworth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1885
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 335 (170) Ancestry Convict Indents
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

Pam Dubber on 7th March, 2012 wrote:

Joseph Lapworth married Isabella Smith in 1848 at St Lawrence’s C of E Church Sydney. Their daughter Sarah J Lapworth (1851) married Theodore Dubber 1869,Sydney.

D Wong on 27th May, 2019 wrote:

Joseph Lapworth was 20 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Bristol.

Occupation: Painter.

Joseph was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’6” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel grey eyes, man, woman, flag, bottle on upper, man, angel, JL and anchor on lower right arm, crucifix upper, womal ML, heart pierced with two darts, fish and crown lower left arm, small mole left side of neck.

1848: Married Isabella Smith at St Lawrence’s, Sydney.
Children:
1851: Sarah J
1854: Joseph - died 1854.

Sarah J also had a Joseph T Lapworth, born 1869 at Glebe, NSW - Husband was Theodore Dubber, they had five sons and 1 daughter.

1885: Joseph Lapworth died at Parramatta, aged 68.

1872: Isabella died Sydney (born 1833 in the colony) - parents Francis (**4th Foot of the King’s Own Regiment) and Isabella.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th May, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 335 (170) Ancestry Convict Indents (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 335 (170)),

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