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Joseph Willis, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||6th May, 1787
|Date of Death:
||30th August, 1855
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 133 (68)
||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 18th July, 2013 wrote:
Joseph Willis was 30 years old when indicted, at The Old Bailey, for stealing a sack, value 2s., and 4 bushels of wheat, value 35s., the property of Thomas Jordan and Robert Heath, farmers at Stanwell.
6/10/1809: Married Ann Green, at Langley Marish, Buckinghamshire. They had 1 child, James Born 31/12/1809-Died 31/1/11810.
Joseph settledin Parramatta after he had served his 7 year sentence.
11/7/1820: Married Rosetta/Rose Murphy (Janus 1820) and they had 2 children, Mary 1821-1826 and John Aug/1825-22/11/1896.
Rosetta also had an infant son Thomas when she arrived. Thomas died in 1845
30/8/1855: Joseph died, and is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Parramatta, along with Rosetta who died in 1862.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 18th July, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 6th May, 1787, date of death 30th August, 1855, gender, occupation, crime