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Joseph Warren

Joseph Warren, one of 190 convicts transported on the Layton, 17 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Warren
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ribbon weaver
Date of Death: 6th February, 1890
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 17th June, 1829
Arrival date: 8th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 101 (53)
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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Leesa Putan on 14th October, 2012 wrote:

Joseph Warren was born in Warwickshire, England in 1805, he was convicted on the charge of ‘Shooting to murder”, a gamekeeper on the Dugdale estate when he entered the land with the 3 White brothers to steal some pheasants. Joseph left behind a wife Lydia Cooke & 3 children. He remarried with the Governors consent, Sarah Jane Hessell & had 6 more children, she died & he remarried Mary Ann Thrasher & had 9 children. He owned a butcher shop in Canterbury, NSW. He died when he fell out of a car onto the road in Parramatta. He is buried at Mays Hill Cemetary, Parramatta NSW with some other family members.

Leesa Putan on 8th February, 2015 wrote:

Joseph married Lydia Cooke (Neal) in Warwickshire in 1883. He was Transported in 1829 on the Layton to NSW. He married Sarah Jane Hessell in 1842,she died in 1853, he remarried: Mary Ann Thrasher in 1854. he had about 18 children.He died in 6/2/1890 in Sydney,from his injuries after falling from a motor vehicle. He is buried at Mays Hill Cemetery at Parramatta, NSW Australia.

karen Roberts on 18th October, 2016 wrote:

Death information - died from falling out of a ‘cart’ on the Rydalmere Road travelling from Gladesville towards Parramatta past the Hospital for the Insane grounds. His son Thomas Warren was driving the horse. This was reported in the Cumberland Argus and Fruit Growers Advocate Newspaper on Saturday 8 Feb 1890, page 4 and is available for free access at the Trove website.

Maureen Withey on 3rd November, 2019 wrote:

Warwickshire assizes
ATTACK on Mr. DUGDALE’S GAMEKEEPERS. Joseph   alias Warren (aged 23), William Ireland (28),  John Mogford, Thos. Darlistone (23), William Goldby (26), John Mellor (25), John Squelch (29), John White (36), Henry White (25), David White (1?)), and James White (27), four brothers, were arraigned on an indictment, charging the first-named prisoner with having, on the night the 19th December last, at Merevale, feloniously and maliciously fired at Robert Hood and three others, gamekeepers of D. S. Dugdale, Esq., with with intent kill and murder them; and the other ten prisoners with aiding and abetting the said Joseph Warren. second indictment charged the prisoners with the misdemeanor of being found armed at night, for the purpose of destroying game and a third, with stealing poultry, the same night, from the premises of Mr. Alcock, at Mancetter. Joseph White, another of the same family the four four prisoners of that name, was also charged with the above offences, but has eluded apprehension; and Joseph Cross, an accomplice, was admitted King’s evidence. The prisoners, who were eleven remarkably powerful, active, young men, were tried on the capital charge; ...
Leamington Spa Courier, 18 April 1829

Shooting at Mr Dugdale’s Keeper – Thomas Darliston, Joseph Warren, John Mogford, John Squelch, William Ireland – transported for life. - David White, William Goldby, John White, John Mellor, James White, and Henry White, for fourteen years.
Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser, 2 May 1829.

Convict Changes History

Leesa Putan on 14th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805, date of death 6th February, 1890, gender, occupation, crime

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