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Joseph Morrell, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||26th September, 1882
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 103 (53)
||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 23rd October, 2018 wrote:
19/7/1839 Chelmsford Chronicle Essex, England:
ESSEX SUMMER ASSIZE
THE WEATHERSFIELD BURGLARY.— Joseph Morrell, 32, Samuel Ely, 22, and John Sewell, 19 weavers, were convicted of breaking into the house of Elizabeth Firmin, at Weathersfield.—
The Jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Morrell was convicted in 1835 of stealing a stack cloth from Robert Williamson, at Baintree.
The Judge said that it wa evident they were getting their living by plunder and a desperate course of dishonesty -
Transported for life.
Joseph Morrell was 33 years old on arrival : Native Place: Braintree, Essex.
Joseph was literate, protestant, married with 1 male and 2 female children, 5’5½” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, large intented scar in centre of forehead, scar over outer corner of left eyebrow, small brown spot back of right hand, small mole on upper nd lower left arm, scar outside right leg.
Sisters: Mary, Rebecca - all at native place.
Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island.
3/3/1844: Arrived in VDL - Occupation listed as a barber and 37 years old.
29/8/1854: CP approved
20/1/1865: Married Elizabeth Bradley, 38, in the home of Joseph Morrell - registered in Deloraine - Joseph was 50 and a widower, Elizabeth was a widow.
26/9/1882: Joseph Morrell died at Deloraine, aged 75, of Old age and Natural decay - listed as a Lodging house keeper.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 23rd October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th September, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime