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Joseph Williscroft, one of 289 convicts transported on the Thomas Arbuthnot, 06 January 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 155 (79)
||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 11th December, 2013 wrote:
Joseph Williscroft was the oldest of 3 brothers, transported as Parkhurst Boys. Henry was 13 and a nail cutter and Frederick was 12 and a labourer.
They were the sons of Joseph and Mary Ann Williscroft.
They were 3 destitute brothers who had been “Living by their wits”. When convicted the court, taking into consideration their destitute condition, sentenced then to 7 years transportation, with a view of making future provision for them.
Joseph was 14 years old when tried, then he was sent to Parkhurst Prison and retrained as a Farm Labourer.
The Thomas Arbuthnot disembarked Joseph at Port Phillip of the 1/5/1847. He immediately obtained employment as a groom with Mr Anderson of Geelong.
No other records of Joseph found, but, a note on the NSW Government Records says to look for him under the name of Penfold.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th December, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1829, gender, occupation, crime