Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Joseph Oakley

Joseph Oakley, one of 216 convicts transported on the Lotus, 20 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Oakley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Groom
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 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lotus
Departure date: 20th December, 1832
Arrival date: 16th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 507 (254)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Joseph Oakley was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Joseph Oakley?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

D Wong on 31st August, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOSEPH OAKLEY, Theft > simple larceny, Theft > simple larceny, 5th July 1832.

Offences: Theft > simple larceny; Theft > simple larceny
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Transportation

JOSEPH OAKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , 1 saddle, value 30s. , the goods of Jabez Gibson .
MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.
JAMES DEAN . I am a tailor. On the 17th of May I was in my gig, with my servant, going from the Bank, and met the prisoner in Holborn, with this saddle on his shoulder - he had been a servant of mine - I got out of the gig, and took him on another charge; I said “I think this saddle is not come honestly by” - he said Yes, it had been given to him by a servant in Oxford-street, to take to Bayswater - I said that was not the way there; he then said he had a brother in the City, and he was going to call on him to walk with him - I forced him into my gig, and took him to Marlborough-street.
JOHN CORNWALL . I am servant to Mr. Jabez Gibson , he lives at Saffron Walden; I was at the Mews, in Davis-street , where the carriage was for three nights - I saw the prisoner there; he assisted me to wash it - this is my master’s-saddle, and was in the stable, to which the prisoner had access - he was not my master’s servant.
Prisoner. He gave me orders to take the saddle to him to Bayswater. Witness. No, I did not.
GEORGE AVIS . I took the prisoner in charge.
GUILTY . Aged 19.

JOSEPH OAKLEY was again indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 1 coat, value 3l. , the goods of George Wombwell .
WILLIAM EWER . I live with Mr. George Wombwell , in George-street, Hanover-square . This coat was in his house on the 7th of May - the prisoner came about eight o’clock that evening, and said Mr. Dean had sent him for the coat, as there was a dispute about it; I knew the prisoner had been in Mr. Dean’s service - I gave him the coat, and he took it away.
JAMES DEAN . I work for Mr. Wombwell. I took the prisoner in Holborn, on account of the coat; he did not live with me at the time he got it; he had left me a few days - I did not send him for it; it has not been found.
Prisoner. I did it through distress.
GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Joseph is listed as being 18 years old on arrival.  He was 5’6” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, dark blue eyes, single.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Dr. Hudspeth.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. F. H. Harrison.

13/10/1837: TOL
June 1839: COF

Cannot find what happened between the 1839 COF and the 1852 COF, perhaps it was just a renewal, nothing in the papers about another conviction.

20/4/1852: COF

4/8/1852: Departed Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Waratah’ Free By Servitude.

Convict Changes History

cerrie laidlaw on 30th August, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 31st August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au