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Joseph Severn

Joseph Severn, one of 276 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 April 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Severn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th April, 1892
Age: 77 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 25th April, 1840
Arrival date: 6th August, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 275 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 189 (96). Tasmanian Archives -convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 wrote:

Joseph SEVERN was convicted at Leicester on 1 July 1839 for stealing 2 books. Previous offence. 10yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “temper and disposition appears good. Behaved well in prison”. Hulk Report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Asia’ arriving 6 Aug 1840.

Married man, 25yrs of age; Protestant; can read & write a little; a tailor; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; dk brown eyes.
Native Place: Ashby, Leicester, England.

VDL Conduct Record:
15 mths Probation Period. Prisoner Barracks; Browns River.

12 Jan 1842: Larceny. Existing sentence extended 2 yrs.
Further offences and punishments.

30 Oct 1851: Free Certificate

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 wrote:

Death:
12 April 1892 at New Town, nr Hobart, Tasmania. Cause - senile decay. Address: Charitable Institution, New Town. Born England. Aged 76yrs. Occupation - tailor. (Ref. 35/1/13 no. 1194)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 189 (96). Tasmanian Archives -convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th April, 1892 (prev. 0000)

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