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Joseph Lawrence

Joseph Lawrence, one of 266 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 20 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Lawrence
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 7th May, 1832
Age: 20 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 20th July, 1831
Arrival date: 18th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 150
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

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 wrote:

Joseph LAWRENCE was convicted at the Middlesex G.D., London on 7 April 1831 for stealing 2 books. Court record gives verdict of transportation for 7 yrs.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Lord Lyndoch’ arriving 18 Nov 1831.

Aged 19 yrs.

2 April 1832: Assigned to Leigh. Out after hours.

7 May 1832: Died at the H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart. (ref. recorded on Conduct Record)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 wrote:

Alphabetical Registers of Male Convicts. (CON23)
No; 648
Name; Joseph Lawrence
Ship; Lord Lyndoch
Height; 5 ft 5 3/4 in
Complexion; Fair
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Lt Grey
Age; 20
Trade; Labourer
Native Place;  Horsley Down
Remarks; DIED; H M Col Hospital - 7 May 1832

Description List;-
Age; 20
Trade or calling; Labourer
Height; 5 ft. 5 3/4 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Reddish Brown
Completion; Fair

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2018 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th May, 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th June, 2021 made the following changes:


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