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Joseph Pengelly

Joseph Pengelly, one of 266 convicts transported on the Theresa, 05 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Pengelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 15th June, 1806
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 21st January, 1882
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Theresa
Departure date: 5th October, 1838
Arrival date: 31st January, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 355 (179)
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

Janene on 18th July, 2013 wrote:

Married Elizabeth Skinner 10 Oct 1828 in Bigbury Devon.  Joseph was transported to Australia, arriving in Sydney on 30th January 1839.  Elizabeth & 3 of 4 children arrived in Sydney on 11th November 1853.  The family lived in the Black Creek / Liverpool Plains area of NSW.

Convict Changes History

Janene on 18th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 15th June, 1806, date of death 21st January, 1882, gender, occupation, crime

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