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Joseph Nettleton

Joseph Nettleton, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Nettleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th March, 1782
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 7th November, 1838
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 392
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 4th June, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOSEPH NETTLETON, Theft > theft from a specified place, 18th September 1805.

Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

616. JOSEPH NETTLETON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of July , a metal watch, value 9 l. a gold seal, value 2 l. and a gold key, value 10 s. the property of Griffin Andrews, in his dwelling-house.
Guilty – Death.

C1804: Married to Esther in England.  They had 3 children.  Esther died and was buried on 28/2/1811, in Sydney, aged 37.

26/11/1811: Married Esther Jamieson (born in the Colony) at St Phillips, Sydney.  They had 4 children.  Esther died 16/10/1825.

6/12/1825: Married Elizabeth Anson/Hanson at St John’s, Parramatta.  They had 3 children.

Joseph received an absolute pardon after the Rum Rebellion for good conduct from the rebel regime, but it was revoked by Governor Macquarie in 1810.

Appointed as an Overseer on the making of the road
from Sydney to Parramatta.

Was the innkeeper of the Wellington Inn on the Parramatta road.

1828 Census: Nettleton, Joseph, 42, absolute pardon, Du. Portland, 1807, life, publican, Concord
Nettleton, Elizabeth, 23 born in the colony
Nettleton, William 16, born in the colony
Nettleton, George 8 born in the colony
Nettleton, Thomas 6 born in the colony
Nettleton, Ann 2 born in the colony

7/11/1838: Joseph died and was buried at Liverpool.

Convict Changes History

Jenni Painter on 4th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 28th March, 1782 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th November, 1838 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 4th June, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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