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Joseph Morley, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th May, 1838
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 47 (25)
||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, 2015 wrote:
Joseph Morley aged about 17 was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Middlesex Old Bailey Session in December 1787 for the theft of a crepe gown, a cotton gown and six shirts. He was sent to Newgate prison until April 1788 when he was sent to the Thames hulk Stanislaus until he embarked on the Surprise transport in November 1789. He was a cousin of a First Fleeter Joseph Morley who came on the Friendship.
9/9/1798: Married Ann (Nancy) Yates (Britannia 1798) and had 4 children.
22/6/1818: Married Hannah Railton at St Phillips, Sydney. They had 7 children.
17/5/1838: Joseph died and was buried at the Devonshire Street Cemetery, NSW
Charmaine Piaud on 25th June, 2017 wrote:
Joseph was 17 when he was put onto the Stanislaus so the date of birth was later than entered before.
He and Ann Yates probably had 5 daughters, one as yet unidentified. He and Hannah had at least 8 children. There is also a big gap in which others may have been lost.
He was a ships chandler, a ship owner, a timber getter
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th April, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1766 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th May, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
Charmaine Piaud on 25th June, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1770 (prev. 1766), occupation