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Joseph Rhodes

Joseph Rhodes, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Rhodes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1845
Age: 51 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 442
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 13th December, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Rhodes was 40 years old when transported.

1841: TOL Wellington.

1845: NSW BDM Joseph died aged 51.

D Wong on 26th January, 2019 wrote:

27/2/1834 Bradford Observer Yorkshire, England:
Joseph Rhodes (aged 35), charged with stealing, at Batley, a gun, the property of Mr. Joshua Middlebrooke.__To be transported fourteen years.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794, date of death 1845, gender, crime

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