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Joseph Wilkins

Joseph Wilkins, one of 100 convicts transported on the Asia, 19 November 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Wilkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Bucks. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 19th November, 1827
Arrival date: 13th March, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 303 (153)
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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Community Contributions

Denise Thomas on 25th March, 2017 wrote:

Baptised 24 September 1780. The Lee, Buckinghamshire, England. His Parent’s were Henry Wilkins and Elizabeth Pierce. Joseph married Jane Whittenback/Whillenbeck, on 28 July 1800 in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England. He had 10 Children with Jane. It was stated at his trial that he had been in Aylesbury Gaol 4 times before. 1822, 1824, plus two other times not found yet. But this last time 1827, he along with another accomplice, Called ?King.stole a Bible and other items, from the Home of his Wife Jane’s Sister Elizabeth Pearce, of the Lee. He was originally given a Death Sentence? Changed to 14 years Transportation to Australia. When this was changed nothing found.

D Wong on 27th March, 2017 wrote:

28/7/1827 Windsor and Eton Express Berkshire, England:
Joseph Wilkins was indicted for burglariously stealing in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Pearce, of the family bible, value 40*.,

Dates of birth found for Joseph 1776 and 1782.

1828 Census: Joseph Wilkins, aged 52, House Servant, Assigned to W. Bean at Brisbane Water.

19/7/1834: TOL Brisbane Water.
1838: TOL Brisbane Water.
30/10/1843: COF

1853: NSW BDM WILKINS JOSEPH 1501/1853 V18531501 39B AGE 69 - this may have been this Joseph - no proof.

Convict Changes History

Denise Thomas on 25th March, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 27th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 0000)

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