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Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd August, 1767
Occupation: Not known
Date of Death: 25th August, 1811
Age: 44 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Scarborough
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 26th January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 22 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 6
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

Graham Sparks on 6th July, 2015 wrote:

After being convicted at the Old Bailey, he was transported to the hulk, Censor on the Thames at Woolwich where he spent 3 years. He was then taken to Portsmouth where he boarded the Scarborough on February 27, 1787. Finally, the Scarborough along with 11 other ships making up the 1st Fleet, sailed from Portsmouth on May 13, 1787. The Scarborough and other ships sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788.

Denis Pember on 25th March, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey transcript 26 May 1784: (http://www.oldbailey online t17840526-21)
JOSEPH WRIGHT was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of May, two-hundred and eighteen pounds weight of lead, value 40 s. belonging to William Rothwell , fixed to a certain building there situate, against the statute. He was sentenced to 7 years and transported to the colony aboard the ship ‘Scarborough’ in the First Fleet.

Denis Pember on 25th March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Joseph had a relationship with Eleanor Gott (Second Fleet Convict, Neptune, 1790).
They had 7 children between 1792 and 1809.
Joseph died in 1811 but does appear in Musters prior to that date.

Denis Pember on 25th March, 2016 wrote:

Baxter, Carol; Muster of New South 1802 and 1806:
[A4457] Joseph Wright, Scarborough, FBS. Settler, 30 acres at Hawkesbury.
[B0098] Joseph Wright, off stores, wife off stores, 3 children off.
[A4811] Eleanor Gott, Neptune, wife to Joseph Wright.

[AA409] Joseph Wright, on stores, wife and 4 children on stores Grant at Mulgrave Place.

Convict Changes History

Graham Sparks on 6th July, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, voyage, date of birth: 3rd August, 1767 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th August, 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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