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Joseph Taylor

Joseph Taylor, one of 240 convicts transported on the William Metcalf, 23 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 30th April, 1858
Age: 75 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Metcalf
Departure date: 23rd May, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 367 (185)
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

Janice Harrington on 16th April, 2017 wrote:

Aged 51 years on arrival. Convicted with his son Joshua and transported together. Born Paisley. Married, wife Mary. Father of 7 children.

D Wong on 17th April, 2017 wrote:

Joseph Taylor was transported for ‘Stealing Boots and Shoes from my master’.

Joseph was 5’4 1/4” tall, dark complexion, grey hair, brown whiskers, grey eyes.  Born at Paisley.

Married with 7 children, wife Mary at Hackney Road.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. W. Sherwin.

10/7/1838: TOL
1840: Free Certificate.

30/4/1858: Joseph died of Dropsy, aged 76 at Liverpool Street, Hobart. (Born in Scotland.)

Convict Changes History

Janice Harrington on 16th April, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th April, 1858 (prev. 0000)

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