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Joseph Lowen

Joseph Lowen, one of 230 convicts transported on the Arab, 22 February 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Lowen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th November, 1810
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 19th September, 1906
Age: 95 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Herts Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 22nd February, 1834
Arrival date: 30th June, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 291 (147)
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

D Wong on 27th March, 2015 wrote:

Joseph Lowen was 23 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing Fowls”.

Joseph was the son of Thomas Lowen and Mary Deards.

Goal Report: A very bad character and several times imprisoned.

Joseph was stout made, 5’5 ½” tall, single, dark grey eyes, dark brown hair.

1835: Assigned to Mr John Petchey
23/8/1838: TOL

11/4/1839: Married Sarah Miller, they had 5 children.
Sarah Miller was b. 21 Feb 1804 and d. 13 Oct 1895 Doncaster Melbourne.
Sarah was married on 7/5/1827 to William Henry Gangell and they had 5 children.  Sarah was 35 years old when she married Joseph and he was 28.

1843(looks like) Free Certificate

Joseph moved to Victoria C1852 and lived in Doncaster, Melbourne.

19/9/1906: LOWEN.-On the 19th September, at his residence, Williamson-road, Doncaster, Joseph Lowen, aged 96 years, beloved grandfather of J. J. L. and L. W. Nankervis, of Auburn. A colonist of 55 years. (Interred September 20.)

Convict Changes History

Glenn Payne on 27th March, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 25th November, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th September, 1906 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 27th March, 2015 made the following changes:


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