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Joseph Waterhouse

Joseph Waterhouse, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Waterhouse
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Clerk
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 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 302
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 19th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
10th September 1829
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

JOSEPH WATERHOUSE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August, 1 writing-desk, value 15s., the goods of Mary Widgeon.

MARY WIDGEON. I am single and live in the Lying-in-hospital. I lost my writing-desk on the 4th of August from a small room on the right-hand side of the door, but I did not know it till the next morning, when a person came and asked if I had lost any thing; I had used it between three and four o’clock the afternoon before.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. What time, on the morning of the 5th, did you know it was gone? A. About nine o’clock - I know nothing of the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES HERDSFIELD. I took the desk from the prisoner in the City-road, about five minutes before seven o’clock, on the 4th of August - he had it in a basket; I said, “Young fellow, where did you get this?” he said,“It is my own,” that he lived in Charles-street, and I might go with him - I said, “You are only giving me trouble;” he said, “Well, it’s of no use,” and I took him to the watch-house - I did not see any person near him.

Cross-examined. Q. What distance was he from the hospital? A. I suppose one hundred yards - he went very willingly.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was employed by a man to carry it to Shoreditch-church.

GUILTY. Aged 26.
Transported for Seven Years.

Ancestry lists Joseph as 37?? years old on arrival. Born 1792.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Solicitor’s Clerk.

Joseph was literate, protestant, single, 5’10½” tall, dark ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, large dark hairy mole on upper part of left arm.

26/10/1835: Tried at Sydney Q Sessions for Larceny - 3 years.
Sent to Moreton Bay - described as: 33 years old, 5’10½” tall, sallow complexion, black hair, Dark brown eyes…Listed as John Waterhouse.

Tried Sydney QS 5/10/1844 - 7 years for Forgery - Forging a cheque for £6.12s., at Sydney.

Sent to Norfolk Island.

26/7/1845: Arrived VDL per ‘Governor Phillip’- was 42 years old, hard of hearing.

12/5/1846: TOL

20/10/1846: Tried Hobart - Forging an order for the payment of £7.15 with intent to defraud Thol Green - pleaded guilty - To be transported for 15 years - to be sent to Port Arthur for 4 years.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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