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Joseph Scott

Joseph Scott, one of 272 convicts transported on the Perseus and Coromandel, January 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Scott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th July, 1862
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Perseus and Coromandel
Departure date: January, 1802
Arrival date: 14th August, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 311 (155)
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

Denis Pember on 4th December, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, Joseph married Elizabeth Taylor (Convict, Earl Cornwallis, 1801). They married August 5th 1811 at Parramatta.
Joseph and Elizabeth had 8 children between 1808 and 1825.

Denis Pember on 4th December, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref S0280] Scott, Joseph, 51, CP, Coromandel, 1802. Publican at Upper Minto. 110 acres, 50 cleared 35 cultivated, 6 horses, 11 cattle.
[Ref S0281] Scott, Elizabeth, 45, FS, Earl Cornwallis, 1801, 7 years.
# Also Joseph 19, Jeremiah 16, Mary 14, John 12, Charles 10, Elizabeth 6, Esther 3. All the children noted as “born in the colony”.

Phil Hands on 31st July, 2017 wrote:

Joseph appeared at the Surrey Lent Assises in 1800. He had been committed on 24th December 1799 charged on the oaths of Ann Hall & others with “burglariously breaking the dwelling house of Mary Hall in the County of Surrey and stealing a large quantity of women’s wearing apparel and other othings being the property of Ann Hall and Catherine Hall”.
The Indictment stated that Alexander Bell and Joseph Scott of St. Mary, Lambeth and Joseph Davis, labourers on 2nd day of October in the 39th year of our gracious Lord George III at about seven in the night did feloniously break & enter the dwelling house of Mary Hall in the parish of St. Mary of Lambeth staling:
Property of Catherine Hall:
11 gowns, 1 bed gown, 7 petticoats, 7 pr. stockings, 1 cloak, 4 shawls, 9 aprons, a shift, 1 cap, 1 and 1/2 yards of linen, 1 1/2 yards cotten, 6 silver teaspoons, 1 box, money (1 shilling).
Property of Ann Hall:
11 gowns, 1 skirt of a gown, 2 bed gowns, 4 petticoats, 8 prs. stockings, 5 shawls, 2 hankerchiefs, 2 cloaks, 6 shifts, 9 aprons, 1 pr. pockets,. 3 prs. gloves, 1 & 1/2 yards cotton, 6 silver teaspoons, 1 pr. silver sugar tons, 1 box and money.
The jury returned a verdict of GUILTY.
Joseph was sentenced to be hanged but the sentence was commuted to transportation for life, (Alexander Bell received a sentence of 7 years transportation).
Left England on 12th February 1802.
Ship:- the ‘Coromandel I’ sailed with 138 male convicts on board of which 1 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 13th June 1802.

When Joseph landed in Sydney he was assigned to Mrs. Elizabeth MacArthur, the wife of John MacArthur. It was there that he met convict Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor (‘Earl Cornwallis’ 1801), who he married on 5th August 1811 at Parramatta, they had 8 children between 1808-1825.

Joseph received a Conditional Pardon on 1st March, 1811. (No. 45)

In 1817 Joseph received an original grant of 60 acres at Narellan, N.S.W. and in later years he was a publican and conducted an Inn on this property (the site of the old Narellan Post Office) which was called the “Crown” (1830/33).

He increased his land holdings with another grant in 1824 and by 1828 he owned 6 horses and 11 cattle, and employed a carpenter named James Barrow, an ex-convict aged 44 years.

Joseph died on 14th July 1862 at Narrabri N.S.W.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 4th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Phil Hands on 31st July, 2017 made the following changes:


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