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Joel Lovell

Joel Lovell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], August 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joel Lovell
Aliases: John Lovell
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 31st May, 1838
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bristol Sessions of Peace, Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: August, 1811
Arrival date*: 31st March, 1812
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 45(24)
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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D Wong on 4th April, 2017 wrote:

Joel Lovell, William Durham, and James Hall were transported for robbing Mr. Francis Winbou on the highway.  All were on board the Guildford.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
LOVELL, Joel. Government artificer

1815 Jul 18: On list of convicts to embark on “Emu” for the Derwent (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.126)

30/7/1815: Arrived VDL. Was then also listed as John Lovell.

7/8/1821: CP

31/5/1838: Died at the Hospital, Hobart - date of burial, institution, listed as an Object of Charity. Listed as 64 years old.

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Record:  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p44
List of Names of male and Female convicts, proceeding to the Derwent in H.M. Colonial Brig Emu.  Sydney 17 July 1815.

Listed under heading of “Government Artificers.”
Joel Lovell, carpenter, per Guildford, 1813, Tried at Bristol G.D.,  16 Apr 1810, Life.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: John Lovell, date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st May, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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