Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Joseph Varney

Joseph Varney, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Varney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd July, 1793
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 26th August, 1890
Age: 97 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey (Southwark Borough) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 133 (68)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Joseph Varney was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Joseph Varney?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Ducie Hood on 12th February, 2012 wrote:

Joseph was caught stealing 2 silver teaspoons and a trial was held at the Surrey Quarter Sessions, Southwark, Bow, on 23 Oct 1818. Sentenced to 7 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the ship Baring (2) on 26 Jun 1819.
He was granted his Certificate of Freedom in 1825.

Convict Changes History

Ducie Hood on 12th February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1793-07-23, date of death 1890-08-26

John Varney on 1st March, 2013 made the following changes:


This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au