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Joseph Rhodes

Joseph Rhodes, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Rhodes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 21st August, 1869
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 18th March, 1823
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 2
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 25th July, 2018 wrote:

23/4/1822 Chester Courant Cheshire, England
Joseph Rhodes, aged 22, a weaver, from Stockport, for stealing at Stockport, 10 yards of calico shirting, the property of Jesse Howard.—Guilty

4/6/1825: Public Works
4/5/1828: Public Works
16/6/1830: Had TOL

29/12/1838: Married Eleanor/Ellen Wilson, (Platina 1837) Ellen was a widow, born 1800 and died 1845 at Longford.  Joseph was 40 a bachelor and Ellen was 38.

Left Launceston for Melbourne on 25 Feb 1853 on the “Clarence”.

21/8/1869: Joseph was a Miner with no known wife or children.  He died at the age of 70 from Heart Disease and dropsy at Maldon, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st August, 1869 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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