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Joseph Turton

Joseph Turton, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Turton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 13th April, 1868
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 261 (131)
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 30th April, 2013 wrote:

Joseph Turton was 26 years old on arrival.

1831: TOL Goulburn

D Wong on 30th April, 2013 wrote:

12/2/1844: COF

28/4/1845: Married Catherine Ryan (Brothers 1824).
Catherine was living in Liverpool in 1830 with a widower William Wilkinson and his 3 children, they then had 2 sons.

1837/38: Catherine took up with Joseph and had a son Charles in 1838 and a daughter Sarah in 1843.

13/4/1868: Joseph died at Bunker’s Hill, Yass.

Convict Changes History

Alyssa Reimer on 17th January, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, crime

D Wong on 30th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1806, date of death 13th April, 1868, occupation, crime

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