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Joseph Roughley

Joseph Roughley, one of 200 convicts transported on the Tottenham, January 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Roughley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th June, 1841
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tottenham
Departure date: January, 1818
Arrival date: 14th October, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 4
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

Anonymous on 21st October, 2011 wrote:

Born: Bedford, leigh, Lancashire, England. Married Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hunter, 21/05/1786. Tried at Lancaster, 1817, with his son James, for stealing cloth. Both transported to NSW, 1818, on the convict ship ‘Tottenham’. He wife never joined him in the colonies.

Denis Pember on 28th January, 2016 wrote:

It would appear that Joseph stayed with his son in the colony. He can be located with the family in 1828.

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref R1549] Rufley, Joseph, 69, FS, Tottenham, 1819. (James, clearly living with his son and family).
[Ref R1546] Rufley, James, 39, FS, Tottenham, 1819, 7 years, Settler, Castle Hill. 1 horse 22 cattle.
[Ref R1547] Rufley, Harriet, 20, born in the colony.
[Ref R1548] Rufley, Charlotte, 1, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 21st October, 2011 made the following changes:

date of death 1841-06-26, gender m

Denis Pember on 28th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1765 (prev. 0000)

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