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Joseph Pye

Joseph Pye, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Pye
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd March, 1844
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 2nd April, 1834
Arrival date: 11th August, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 318 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 320
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

Nell Murphy on 2nd February, 2019 wrote:

Joseph PYE was convicted at Leicester, England on 30 Dec 1833 for horse stealing - 2 mares.  Life sentence. Gaol & Hulk Reports: “good”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘John Barry’ arriving there 11 Aug 1834. Ship Surgeon’s report: “orderly”.

Single man.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
Some notes of disorderly conduct.
1842: Ticket of Leave issued.
31 Aug 1843: Application for Permission to Marry - Joseph PYE (‘John Barry’) to Caroline PARKER (free).  (ref. 52/1/2 )
10 Nov 1843: Misconduct in having a Still in his possession. 12 mths hard labour and recommended to be sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

23 March 1844: Died, at Port Arthur, VDL. (ref. noted in Convict Conduct record)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Nell Murphy on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 23rd March, 1844 (prev. 0000)

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