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Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross, one of 172 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 16 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Ross
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cumberland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 16th March, 1824
Arrival date: 12th July, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 116
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

Christine Ross on 13th April, 2017 wrote:

Convicted with brother John Ross. Certificate of Freedom No 30/774 on 1 November 1930, listed Joseph as 6 feet, sallow and pock pitted complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, brown eyes, lost tooth upper front jaw. Notes on his C of F listed as found on ship “Fortune”, runaway from Hyde Park Barrack since 16 November 1835. He was captured 28 January 1836 and sentenced to hard labour in Parramatta gaol for 4 months,was in Darlinghurst gaol for 14 days in 1852 for breach of contract and in Goulburn gaol in 1857 for 18 months for larceny.

Christine Ross on 10th March, 2021 wrote:

Convicted at Cumberland Quarter Sessions with brother John Ross for stealing lead

Convict Changes History

Christine Ross on 13th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1866 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Rhonda Bensz on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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