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Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson, one of 270 convicts transported on the James Pattison, 10 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Richardson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: James Pattison
Departure date: 10th July, 1837
Arrival date: 25th October, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 271 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 84
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 17th September, 2014 wrote:

Joseph Richardson was born in Liverpool, England. I His parents were Henry and Margaret (nee
Culvert) Richardson.

Joseph was assigned to David Archer of Berrima,
N.S.W. and to Lieutenant Benjamin Baxter who had a run which extended across Port Melbourne and St. Kilda, and which included “Pleasant Hill” on the site of the old Spencer Street Railway Offices which was known as “Batman’s Hill” where Batman built a house for himself.

Sept. 1845: TOL

In the early 1850’s he purchased 20 acres of
land in Brighton.

10/2/1851: Married Sarah Arbuckle at St. Andrew’s Brighton, and they had 12 children: Jane 1852; William Henry 1854; Joseph 1857; Richard 1861; Sarah and Elizabeth 1863; Matilda 1864; Henry Thomas 1867; Walter George 1870; Alice Mary 1872; Isabella Blanche 1875.

Sarah was born 12/12/1833 and died 2/5/1908 at Cowes, Victoria. Sarah arrived with sisters Mary, and Ann Arbuckle, they came from Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland arrived on the Derwent together in 1850. On arrival, they all went with their brother-in-law, George Hunter of Flinders Lane. They were Irish famine orphans who were in the Earl Grey scheme.

Joseph and Sarah lived at Brighton until 1856 when he made a handsome profit on his land, enabling them to move to Kyneton where he bought more land. From Kyneton they moved to Phillip Island when it was open to freehold selection in 1868. He was able to purchase farms for his sons and blocks of land for his daughters.

Joseph died 19/6/1892, aged 73 and his estate was valued at £6643. Sarah was to have the use of those lands while she was alive but they were to pass to their children on her death. When she died in 1908, her estate was valued at 23 pounds.

Both Joseph and Sarah are buried at Cowes, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Ken Bruton on 16th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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