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Joseph Webb

Joseph Webb, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Webb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 4th March, 1835
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Dromedary
Departure date: 11th September, 1819
Arrival date: 10th January, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 369 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 214. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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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Nell Murphy on 11th January, 2017 wrote:

Joseph WEBB was convicted at Suffolk March 1819. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Dromedary’ arriving 10 Jan 1820.

Aged 48yrs; a shoemaker;
Native Place: Essex, England.

1822: Absent from his Master. Reprimand.
by 1829: Ticket of Leave granted.
1829: Neglect to attend Quarterly Muster. Fined.
27 Dec 1833: Maliciously cut and wound one Francis Clay. Committed for trial.
7 Jan 1834: Hobart S.C.: Guilty. Death penalty.
4 March 1835: Executed, at Port Arthur Penal Settlement.

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2020 wrote:

Joseph Webb,  for wilfully firing a pistol at William Baker, of Bentley, and also stealing four fowls from his premises;
Bury and Norwich Post, 7 April 1819.
Four of the seven miserable men under sentence of death at Ipswich have been reprieved, viz. Charles Rayner and J. S. Baker, for horse-stealing; Wm. Neave, for a burglary at Friston ; and Joseph Webb, for shooting at Mr. Baker, of Bentley. — On Thursday last they were informed that their lives would be spared, when their their behaviour was truly affecting. The two latter fell on their knees, and continued for some moments in fervent prayer and thanksgiving for the mercy so unexpectedly shewn them, and evinced the strongest abhorrence of their former conduct . Webb has nine children. — Rayner is only 19 years of age; on this account, and as it was his first offence, a Petition in his favour had been numerously signed and despatched, but a reprieve was granted previously to its arrival;
Bury and Norwich Post, 21 April 1819.


Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-45$init=CON31-1-45p61
187. Joseph Webb,
Oct 1 1822. Absent from his master’s premises 3 days without leave. Repd.
Oct 17 1829. T.L. Neglected to attend quarterly muster on Sun Oct 4th – fined 2/6 & disd.
Dec 27 1833. C.P. Unlawfully & maliciously wounding and cutting Francis Clay with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. Commd. For trial.
S.C. 7 Jan 1834. Death received.
Died at Port Arthur 4 March 1835. Memo C. O. H. Booth.

Supreme Court. Jan. 8. — Joseph Webb, for assaulting Thomas Clay with a spade, with the intent to kill. Death recorded. The Colonist, 14 Jan 1834.

Death Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p185j2k
Burials at Wesleyan Church Port Arthur, 1835.
4 March 1835, Joseph Webb, per ship Dromedary, shoemaker, aged 63 years, abode, Port Arthur.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th January, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 214. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 214),

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