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Joseph Mares, one of 192 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 01 July 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 429 (217)
||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
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