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Joseph Povey

Joseph Povey, one of 220 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, 03 October 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Povey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 1884
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 3rd October, 1831
Arrival date: 14th February, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 185 (95)
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

D Wong on 4th October, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Povey was 20 years old on arrival in VDL.  His occupation was a “Kitchen Gardner” and he was transported for stealing 27 brasses from a clothing mill.

Joseph was 5’4 1/4” tall, dark brown hair, light hazel eyes, dark complexion and single, tattoos.

1832/35: Assigned to Mr John Jones.
10/5/1838: TOL
1/1/1842: CP

1846 Arrived in Portland Bay, Victoria.  He worked as a splitter and shepherd at Deep Creek, Digby, Dartmoor.

1855: Married Anne Livingston (1822-1866). Anne died of TB as did 2 of their 5 children.

1875: Married Johanna Cooper (nee McCarthy) a widow, they were both in their 70’s.

Both Joseph and Johanna are buried in the Digby Cemetery in South Western Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 1884, gender, occupation, crime

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