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Joseph Thwaite

Joseph Thwaite, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Thwaite
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Woolcomber
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 133 (68). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

Joseph THWAITE was convicted at York, England on 2 March 1842 for stealing woolen cords. Co convicted was William Berry.  10 yr transportation sentence. Gaol Report: “Character good. Connections bad”.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Emily’ arriving 24 Nov 1842.

Aged 22yrs; single or married man (different status given on two sections of record); wool spinner; 5’7 1/2” height; stout build; fair complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes.
Native place of birth: Sheepridge, Huddlesfield, England.
Mother: Jane
Father: Lluke
Brothers: William, John, Edward, George & Luke
Sisters: Jane, Elizabeth, Nancy, Emma (or Anna) (ref. Convict Indent record)

Work assignments in the Colony of Van Diemen’s Land. Two and a half years Probation Period.
Station Gang: at Westbury (in the north of the Colony) Noted as quiet and good.

Ticket of Leave granted 7 Dec 1847.
1847: stationed at Circular Head (the very far north west of VDL)

6 March 1852: Free Certificate issued.

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 wrote:

29 Oct 1853: Departure from VDL - for Melbourne, Victoria via ship “Yarra Yarra” from Launceston. Joseph Thwaite - free by servitude, ship to Colony the “Emily”, steerage passenger. (ref. Tas Archives 220/1/3 pg 338)

There is a Joseph Thwaite who died at Westbury, Tasmania in 1858 but nothing to indicate if this same person.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 133 (68). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Numb

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