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Joseph Speed

Joseph Speed, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Speed
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 444. Tasmanian Archives.
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 10th January, 2017 wrote:

Link to his wife’s details and family: http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/brame/sarah/112088

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2019 wrote:

Joseph SPEED was convicted at Chester, England on 14 April 1828 for stealing from the person - pick pocketting. Gaol Report: “in custody before - vagrancy”. 7 yr transportation sentence.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Manlius” arriving there 1828.

Single man; aged 19yrs; labourer; impediment in his speech; 5’6 1/2” height; brown complexion; brown hair; lt grey eyes.  Stated he last worked for Mr. Williams, a butcher at Chester. Lived at home with his father & mother at Chester.
Father: George SPEED, a labourer.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
1831: Assgn to Capt. Bell.
Several notes of misconduct and punishments. Very strict oversight and control.
July 1835: Supreme Court, break & enter. Sentence extended by 14 yrs, 25 lashes and sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
6 Jan 1842: Ticket of Leave granted.
March 1845: Conditional Pardon approved

MARRIAGE:
9 April 1844 Joseph SPEED, aged 32 yrs, shoemaker to Sarah BRAHAM, aged 20 yrs, gardener’s daughter at Parish Church, Brighton, VDL.  (ref. 37/1/4 no. 1498)

CHILD:
24 May 1846 Matilda SPEED born to Joseph & Sarah SPEED, shopkeepers, Kempton, Brighton.  (ref. 32/1/3 no. 2997)

HOTEL LICENSEE:
1851 Joseph SPEED Licensee of London Inn/Hotel, Spring Hill, nr Oatlands.  (ref. HTG 13/5/1851 )

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 10th January, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 444. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 444), crime

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