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Joseph Rodgers, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||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
||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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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.
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