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Joseph Payne

Joseph Payne, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Payne
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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 14th November, 2019 wrote:

National Archives - Medical Journal by Thomas Logan, Surgeon of Convict Ship Proteus, 6 April - 8 Aug 1831.
ADM 101/62/2/3
Thomas Payne, aged 20; sick or hurt, phlegmon; put on sick list, 11 July 1831. Discharged 18 July 1831 cured.  (Convicted as Joseph Payne)

Tasmanian Conduct Record
Many items on this record. Later Convicted for Life at Hobart, 24 Oct 1845.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 14 November 2019), February 1831, trial of JOSEPH PAYNE (t18310217-85).
JOSEPH PAYNE, Theft > embezzlement, 17th February 1831.

510. JOSEPH PAYNE was indicted for embezzlement .

SAMUEL CHARLESWORTH . I am a grocer , and live in Shoreditch . The prisoner was my porter between two and three months - it was his duty to receive money on my account when he took out goods; the bills of parcels were sent out with the goods, and he was to bring me the money as soon as he returned.

HARRIET JEANES . I live in South-place, Islington. I dealt with the prosecutor for grocery - I paid the prisoner a bill of 4l. on the 23rd of December, for his master; he gave me this memerandum; (read) “Received 4l., Joseph Payne .”

GEORGE COLLIER . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

CHARLES POWELL . I deal with the prosecutor. I paid the prisoner 1l. 8s. 4d. on account of his master, on the 23rd of December - he gave me this receipt; (read) “Received 1l. 8s. 4d., Joseph Payne .”

JOHN HOLLIS . I paid the prisoner 7l. 5s. 10d., on the 23rd of December, on account of his master - he gave me these receipts - (read).

Prisoner. I did not sign those bills - my master did, and I took them. Witness. Yes, it was so.

SAMUEL CHARLESWORTH . On the 23rd of December the prisoner went out with these goods - I expected him to return, but I never saw him again till the 25th of January - he had given me no notice to leave; he never accounted to me for these sums of money.

Prisoner’s Defence. I lost 6l. 10s. out of a hole in my fob; the prosecutor told my father if I would return he would not give charge of me - I returned, and said I would work the money out if he would employ me.

SAMUEL CHARLESWORTH . I had employed an officer to look for him, who could not find him any where; I have known his father many years, and he brought the prisoner to me, giving me a reference to a lady in Doughty-street.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Seven Years .

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