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Joseph Ong

Joseph Ong, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Ong
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 257 (130)
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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D Wong on 18th March, 2017 wrote:

3/4/1824 Norfolk Chronicle Norfolk, England:
Joseph Ong, charged with stealing two copper saucepans, the property of John Bloy, gardener,
of Heigham.

4/9/1824 Norwich Mercury Norfolk, England:
The following convicts removed from the City Goal, for Iransportatuib for seven years-Joseph Ong, William Ransome.

William Ransome was also on baord.

15/7/1831: COF

1836: Lived in Kent Street, Sydney - made his living by selling pies.

Not listed on the NSW or Qld BDM’s but found the following - which may have been him:

12/8/1865 The Darling Downs Gazette, Toowoomba, QLD:
(From our own Correspondent)

A very melancholy occurrence has taken place
here, the circumstances being as follow : — For
some time past an extremely aged man, named
Joseph Ong, had been shepherding a few sheep
for another man named Fitzsimmons who does a
little in the butchering way. On Thursday last
it seems the old man was unable to take the
sheep out, saying that he felt too unwell. Some
time after Mr. Hill, serjeant of police, found him
camped in the bush, and had him taken back to
Fitzsimmons’s, where he died on Thursday night.
From the appearance of the body it would seem
that the unfortunate old man had lain too near
the fire, and the result was several severe burns
which, with other attendant circumstances, were
the cause of death. It has not often fallen to my
lot to see so melancholy a sight as that of this
unfortunate man, whose fate, with all the cir-
cumstances attendant thereon, reflects very little
credit on those who might to have looked after
him. I may mention that Mr. Bell when he
heard that the old man was turned out, immediately offered to give him house room and his supper, but when found he was in the state I have described (in which description I may mention I have only set down what I know, were I to tell all I have heard, I might have made out a much more revolting case.)
[Our correspondent has omitted to to complete
the sentence.]

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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