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Joseph Mares

Joseph Mares, one of 192 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 01 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Mares
Aliases: Joseph Mears
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 1st July, 1830
Arrival date: 8th November, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 429 (217)
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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Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2019 wrote:

Joseph Mares was tried at the Old Bailey,

JOSEPH MARES, Theft - simple larceny, 27th May 1830.

1209. JOSEPH MARES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 1 hat, value 5s., the goods of Henry Tanner ; and 1 coat, value 2s., the goods of George Thackham .

MARY SANDER . I am the wife of Thomas Sander, a cooper - we live opposite Ann Ford . On Tuesday last I saw the prisoner come out of No. 12 with a hat in his hand, and the coat across his arm - he had a blue cap on his head; I had seen him before with a fur cap on - I went and told Mrs. Ford; we pursued, but lost sight of him - I saw the officer bring him out of Tabernacle-place with the things.

ANN FORD . I was in the house No. 12, where I lodge; Sander came and told me the lad had taken something; I looked, and missed a hat and coat which I had seen not five minutes before - we pursued the prisoner, but lost sight of him; when he was taken, he said he had bought them of a little boy for 5s. 6d.

PHILIP CHETWOOD . I found the prisoner in a garden in a court, sitting on the property - he said he paid 5s. 6d. for them to a boy.

HENRY TANNER . This hat is mine; I had hung it in the passage at Mrs. Ford’s house, about two o’clock last Tuesday.

GEORGE THACKHAM. This coat is mine; I had not seen it for about a fortnight before - I had left it at Ford’s.

Prisoner’s Defence. I gave 5s. 6d. for them to a boy dressed in blue.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

Sydney Gazette, 13 Oct 1831
Absconded prisoners
Mears Joseph, No. 30-2138, Royal Admiral, 17, Ship Boy, London, 4 feet 10, dark brown eyes, black hair, dark sallow freckled comp. from No. 29 Road Gang.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Joseph Mears, date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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