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Joseph Stockwell

Joseph Stockwell, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Stockwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Government Gazette No95 November 1846--5 page 1437
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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D Wong on 24th February, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Stockwell was about 15 years old when indicted for picking pockets.  He was 5’4” tall, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, slight scar on left cheek, another left side of mouth, tattoos and his native place was Bristol.

2/6/1841: Neglect of work - 25 lashes.

D Wong on 24th February, 2013 wrote:

3/4/1842: Refusing to work - 14 days cells.
6/9/1843 Drunk
5/3/1844: Dishonest and disorderly conduct - 2 clander months treadmill.
28/4/1846: Pilfering - 2 calander months treadmill.
24/9/1847: Stealing money - 3 years in irons (Maitland Circuit Court).

About this time Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island.

4/5/1848: VDL records has him arriving per Governor Phillip.

25/3/1850: Forwarded to Sydney from Norfolk Island.

1851: TOL Bathurst.

Tom Melinda Stockwell on 29th October, 2013 wrote:

2 June 1841…25 lashes..Neglect of Work
13(not 3 April) April 1842..14 Days cells ...Refusing to work
11 July 1844..2 years irons…Stealing from his Master..

Tom Melinda Stockwell on 29th October, 2013 wrote:

Prisoners absconded since last publication.
Absconded from Botanic Gardens Sydney 7 November 1846

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1825, gender, occupation, crime

Tom Melinda Stockwell on 29th October, 2013 made the following changes:


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