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Joseph Shorland

Joseph Shorland, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Shorland
Aliases: Sharland
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd February, 1835
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bristol Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 289 (145). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Shorland was convicted at Bristol on 2/1/1832 for Highway Robbery. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘England’, arriving 19/07/1832.

Aged 19yrs; single man.

Assigned in Colony: 1833 Martin; 1834 Shalles - suspicion of assault and robbery. Removed to Port Arthur Penal settlement.

Died Port Arthur 02/02/1835.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1813, date of death 2nd February, 1835, gender, crime

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