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Jose Verbose

Jose Verbose, one of 175 convicts transported on the Morley, November 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jose Verbose
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Morley
Departure date: November, 1816
Arrival date: 10th April, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 176 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 309 (156)
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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Tony Beale on 17th January, 2021 wrote:

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306. JOSE VERBOSE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Richard Lovett , about four o’clock in the night of the 12th of March , with intent to steal, and for burglariously stealing therein, three spoons, value 6s. two shawls, value 4s. one petticoat, value 2s. two table cloths, value 2s. three caps, value 3s. two aprons, value 2s. one handkerchief, value 6d. one pair of gloves, value 6d. and one pair of stockings, value 1s. the goods of the said Richard Lovett .

RICHARD LOVETT. I am an ironmonger , and live at No. 19, Broad-street, Ratcliff . I rent the whole house there. It is in the parish of St. Dunstan’s, Stebonheath. My house was broke open, I think it was on the 13th of March. I went to bed at about eleven o’clock at night before; my servant and myself went to bed at the same time; no one was up after we went to bed. I did not examine the window before I went to bed; but my servant will be better able to speak to that, than I am. I am sure the sashes were not up. I rose about five in the morning; I had a house repairing within a few houses, and I went to see the workmen. It was day-light then, I think. I took no sort of notice of the state of my premises; for I went strait to the house I have mentioned. In about half an hour after, my servant, Elizabeth Henderson gave me some information, in consequence of which I returned to my house, and looked at my property, to see if any thing was missing; and I missed three silver tea spoons; I saw them at the watch-house about nine in the morning. I went to the watch-house; the prisoner was then in custody; I also saw two table cloths and three aprons, and also many other things that are not in the indictment, but which were found, The prisoner is well known in our neighborhood. I know his person well; he has occasionally come into the shop to ask questions.

ELIZABETH HENDERSON . I went to bed at about eleven o’clock on the night of the 12th of March. I am servant to Mr. Lovett; when I went to bed, the doors, the windows, and the house were all s-cure. I got up at about half past five in the morning; my master had got up before me. I went down into the kitchen and found my things were all thrown about. It was day-light when I got up. I had left the things in their proper places when I went to bed. There was no other person inhabiting the house, but myself and my master. I missed three silver teaspoons, three table cloths, two shawls, two aprons, three caps, one pocket handkerchief, a pair of gloves, and one pair of worsted stockings. The teaspoons had been on the dresser, the over night. Immediately after I went and informed my master. The next time I saw the things was on the 13th, at Shadwell office, between six and seven in the evening; the prisoner was then in custody. I could not see how the person who had broken into the house had got in. But, I think, by raising the sash of the kitchen window next the back yard, which back yard is fenced by a high brick wail; none of these things were locked up. The moment a person got into the kitchen, he might sweep those things off the dresser, and out of the drawers in a very short time.

Richard Lovett. A person must have got over three walls to got into my yard; the window was secured by a sash screw generally, and something must have been put in between the two sashes, and the screw forced back; one of the walls which a person must have got over is about twelve feet high, and the other two are each between seven and eight feet.

THOMAS ANSELL . I am a baker; at the time this happened, I lived at No. 88, Broad-street, Ratciiffe. On the morning of the 13th, about four o’clock, day had not broken, it was moon light; coming down stairs, I heard the dog barking very much in the yard; I opened the door to see what was the matter, and the dog ran up to me, and then ran

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back to the prisoner; the prisoner was then in my yard; I collared him; it was dark where he was standing, owing to the shade of the house. I asked him what he wanted there. He must have got into our yard first, and then into my next door neighbour’s and then into Mr. Lovett’s; he could get into my yard from the side alley which runs down. He said he had been to sleep, when I asked him what he did there. One wall is twelve feet high, and the other two are seven or eight at the lowest. I did not search the prisoner until after I had done my business; I kept him about an hour in the bake-house; I then opened the door, and called the watch, and delivered him over to Mr. Taylor, the watchman. I took the things from his pocket myself, all the articles named in the indictment; they were all about his person; some in his jacket pocket, and some in his waistcoat, and hat. Mr. Taylor took him to the watchhouse.
JOHN TAYLOR . I am the watchman who took the prisoner to the watchhouse. I tied the things up in a bundle, and delivered them to the watchhousekeeper.

JOHN KINDON . I am the watchhouse-keeper. The prisoner was delivered into my custody upon the above charge. I produce the property. I searched the prisoner, and found on him a waistcoat, which is not in this indictment; but Mr. Lovett claims it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. A man gave the things to me; he called me in the yard, and gave me these things; I have nobody here who saw it.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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Tony Beale on 17th January, 2021 wrote:

Jose Verbose in the New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Event Date: 1 Aug 1822
Arrival year: 1817
Vessel: Morley
Event Description: Received ticket of leave for apprehending William Blackborne, bushranger; also listed as Joseph Burbus
Comments: Per “Morley”, 1817

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Jose Verbose 27/572 dated 4/9/1827. Allowed to remain in the Windsor district. 5/4/1842 2 years in gaol for larceny

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Conditional 1835-1837 (Reel 776) Received 10/7/1837

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 17th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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