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Joseph Vanner

Joseph Vanner, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Vanner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 215 (109)
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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D Wong on 7th October, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOSEPH VANNER, Theft > simple larceny, 15th June 1840.

Reference Number: t18400615-1727
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

JOSEPH VANNER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June, 1 cap, value 6d., the goods of Henry Bakewell; and that he had been before convicted of felony.
HENRY BAKEWELL. I live in Church-street, Bethnal-green, and am a hatter. Last Saturday morning I had five caps placed on a hat-bol at iny door—I went out, and saw the prisoner walking on with a cap on his head—I went and took him with the cap on him—this is it—(looking at it)—it is mine—he had no right to have my cap.
Prisoner. I bought the cap of his wife the day before—I gave her 1s., and she gave me 6d. change—he wanted me to pay for it again, and I would not—when the officer came I took 1s. out to pay for it, and the woman did not recollect any thing of the kind. Witness. We had not sold such a cap the day before.
ELIZABETH AGGAR. I live in Church-street. On that morning I was looking out of my mistress’s window, which is opposite the prosecutor’s—I saw the prisoner go to the prosecutor’s door, reach, and take the cap from a stand—he put it under his coat, and then on his head—I went and told the prosecutor.

Prisoner. She said before, that I crossed and took it from a board, and now she says from a stand—I had been to her mistress’s shop to breakfast, and was crossing, and combing my hair—I dropped my cap, I picked it up, put it on my head, and went on with it.
GEORGE KEMP. I am a policeman. I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office—(read)—he is the person, and I have had him since that—he is the most infamous thief I ever knew in my life.
GUILTY.Aged 17.— Transported for Fourteen Years

Joseph was 18 years old on arrival and he was born in Shoreditch, London.  He had a previous conviction for picking pockets – 3 months imprisonment.

Joseph was 5’0” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, single, could read and write a little. Occupation: Brickmaker’s Labourer.

Father: James Joseph, gas factory, Hackney Road
Brothers: George, Samuel, Charles
Sisters: Susan, Mary.

Conduct Record was empty, no mention of him in ‘Trove’ or elsewhere.

Convict Changes History

kit on 6th October, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 7th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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