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Joseph Owen

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Owen
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1720
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th May, 1790
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Salop. Shrewsbury Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 21st January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 103 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Owen was tried at Shrewsbury, Shropshire on 12 March 1785 for receiving stolen goods with a value of 6 shillings. He was sentenced to transportation for 14 years and left England on the Friendship aged about 67 at that time (May 1787), he died in 1790.
Report from Dunkirk hulk was that he had behaved “very well”.A post mortem showed that “his stomach was quite empty”.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Eric Harry Daly on 13th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 14 years, source, date of birth 1720, date of death 13th May, 1790, crime

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