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Joseph Rodgers

Joseph Rodgers, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Rodgers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 30th June, 1845
Arrival date: 15th October, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 326. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-72,308,234,S,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th October, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Rodgers was convicted at Wells, Somerset on 25/03/1845 for sheep stealing, along with his father Richard & brother John. All convicted. 10yr sentence.
All transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Equestrian 2’ arriving 15/10/1845.

Aged 28yrs; married, 3 children; native place - nr Wells; 5’8”; stout; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes; miner.

Father: Richard
Mother: Maria
Brothers: John, Thomas, Henry & Charles
Sisters: Sophia & Catherine

Station Gang: Coal Mines, 15mths. Emerged 21/01/1847.

Ticket of Leave 09/04/1850
Conditional Pardon 28/12/1852
Free Certificate 02/04/1853

(Father Richard accidently killed in a tree felling accident, Hobart district 31/05/1847.)

(Brother John received Free Certificate 1855.)

Further Court appearance in Colony:
Hobart Supreme Court: 17/04/1860 Assault. Not Guilty.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

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