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Joseph Sykes

Joseph Sykes, one of 214 convicts transported on the Surrey, 19 November 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Sykes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Wool sorter
Date of Death: 18th March, 1861
Age: 62 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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 19th November, 1832
Arrival date: 9th March, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 474 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch /www.linc.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx
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

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 5’6ΒΌ” tall, sallow complelxion, dark reddish brown hair, hazel eyes, wrinkled forehead.

1833 Muster: Public Works.
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Hepburn.

15/5/1839: TOL
3/11/1841: CP
2/4/1853: COF

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:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 474 http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch /www.linc.tas.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class a

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