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Joel Sands

Joel Sands, one of 167 convicts transported on the Adrian, 13 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joel Sands
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1892
Age: 89 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: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Adrian
Departure date: 13th April, 1830
Arrival date: 20th August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 334
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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Jim Humphrey on 7th August, 2016 wrote:

B in Mayfield Sussex

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 wrote:

Sussex Advertiser East Sussex, England
17 Aug 1829
Joel Sands, 25, charged with stealing at Buxted, one wether sheep, the property of R. T. Jarden.

Sussex Advertiser East Sussex, England
5 Oct 1829
John Moon; William Miles; Charles ├čoghurst; Robert Robinson; Win. Wheeler; Wm. Razelgrove; George Moody ; James Mills ; Joel Sands; Charles Minall; and John Elliott, to be transported for life.

2/8/1831: Received into Newcastle gaol 2nd August, having been at large without a pass.  Employed as a water carrier athe the gaol 27th Aug. - 3rd September., and then discharged to the private service of Mr. Sparke.

1/7/1846: CP

No marriage or children found on NSW BDM.

1892: This is the date of death for Joel Sands who died at Hailsham, Sussex.  There is no further mention of Joel after his CP - so did he go back to England?? 

Seems not -
Joel Sands (son of William Sands and Mary Mabb) was born 24 February 1811 in Heathfield, Sussex, and died 20 June 1892 in Heathfield, Sussex.He married Phoebe Nailor/Nailand in Heathfield, Sussesx.

Joel Sands, miller He was born 1812 at Heathfield, Sussex
He married Phoebe Nailard on July to Sep 1839, registered at Ticehurst District, Sussex, ref: 1839 Q3 Vol 7 Page 536. She was born 1814 at Heathfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
i Elizabeth who was born on 1841 Salehurst, Sussex
ii Harriot who was born on 1845 Heathfield, Sussex
iii George who was born on 1850 Heathfield, Sussex
iv Edmund who was born on 1851 Heathfield, Sussex

Since Joel was in NSW in 1839 he cannot be the above ‘Joel’ - we need more research.

Convict Changes History

Jim Humphrey on 7th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Jim Humphrey on 7th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1892 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th August, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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