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Joseph Speed, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 444. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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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
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)
24 May 1846 Matilda SPEED born to Joseph & Sarah SPEED, shopkeepers, Kempton, Brighton. (ref. 32/1/3 no. 2997)
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:
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