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Joseph Morris

Joseph Morris, one of 175 convicts transported on the Morley, November 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: November, 1816
Arrival date: 10th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 176 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 306
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 6th June, 2020 wrote:

Lancaster Assizes.
Joseph Morris (20) for a rape on Hannah Sutcliffe. at Tonge-with-Haulgh — Guilty.
Lancashire Gazette, 6 April 1816.

Lancashire Assizes.
The Judge passed…sentence of Death upon the prisoners capitally convicted, as follows: … Joseph Morris (20) for a rape,  …  The Judge was pleased to reprieve the whole of those prisoners condemned, with the exception of Michael Henshaw, for maliciously shooting, and John Jones, for forgery.
Lancashire Gazette, 13 April 1816.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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