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Joseph Sankey, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843
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 15 years
||Lancaster, Kirkdale Quarter Sessions
22nd November, 1843
3rd April, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 300 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 495 (229.)
Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-53,308,247,L,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 16th October, 2012 wrote:
Joseph Sankey was convicted at Kirkdale, Lancaster of stealing a pair of shoes. (Previous felonies.)
He was given a 15yr Transportation sentence. Departed on the ‘Marion 1’, voyage 230 on 09/12/1843, arriving Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) 04/04/1844.
He was Protestant, could read, a labourer, aged 20yrs, 5’6”, single, ruddy complexion, dk brown hair, hazel eyes. Native Place - Lancashire.
Prison Report: Well behaved, until attempted escape - unsuccessful.
Hulk Report: Tolerable.
Convict no. 62211. 3rd Class.
Station Gang: Jericho
04/04/1845: at Bothwell - killing 10 sheep with intent to steal carcases. Committed for trial. Discharged by Attorney General.
23/04/1846: Misconduct - absent - 10days solitary.
20/11/1847: at Avoca - neglect of duty & misconduct.
16/08/1851: at Fingal - neglect of duty & misconduct - hard labour at Tunbridge.
07/09/1852: Ticket of Leave
25/07/1854: Conditional Pardon
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th October, 2012 made the following changes:
source, date of birth 1824, gender, occupation, crime