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Joseph Sanders

Joseph Sanders, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Sanders
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1826
Age: 33 years

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 97 (50)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2021 wrote:

1813 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Joseph Sanders
Age; 19 [1793]
Native Place; London
Trial; Old Bailey - 1 Jul 1812. Life
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/4 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Fair Pale
Remarks; 1696

1822 - Prisoner to be embarked on board the “Elizabeth Henrietta” for Hobart

1826 - Burials in the Parish of St Johns, Launceston in the County of Cornwall, Port Dalrymple in the Year 1826
No; 54
Name;  Joseph Saunders [Joseph Saunders]
Abode; Launceston
When buried; 1826, 18 December
Age; No details
Ship; Earl Spencer [1813]
Quality or profession. Prisoner
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; John Youl, Chaplin

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online July 1812, trial of JOSEPH SANDERS (t18120701-4).
JOSEPH SANDERS, Violent Theft > highway robbery, 1st July 1812.
520. JOSEPH SANDERS , was indicted, for feloniously making an assault in the king’s highway, on the 14th of June , upon Richard Robbins , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a watch, value 2 l. a dollar, value 5 s. 6 d. and an eighteen penny Bank token, his property .......

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 19. [Born 1793]

First Middlesex jury before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th June, 2021 made the following changes:


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