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Joseph Sykes, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||18th March, 1861
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page
||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 11th June, 2018 wrote:
Joseph Sykes was listed as 33 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for “Breaking into a Cloth Mill and Stealing Wool”.
Previous convictions: Once for Cloth 6 months, 3 days for Assault.
Goal Report: Convicted and in prison before. Bad Character. Terror to the neighbourhood.
Joseph was 5’6¼” tall, sallow complelxion, dark reddish brown hair, hazel eyes, wrinkled forehead.
1833 Muster: Public Works.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Hepburn.
18/3/1861: Joseph Sykes died of Peritonitis at the General Hospital, Hobart. Born York, Laborer, aged 70.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th June, 2018 made the following changes:
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