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Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright, one of 182 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 29 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Wright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 29th March, 1831
Arrival date: 27th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 71 (38)
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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D Wong on 10th August, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: housebreaking.
6th January 1831
Verdict Guilty > lesser offence
Sentence Transportation

JOSEPH WRIGHT and DAVID JONES were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Roberts, on the 4th of January, and stealing, 3 reams of paper, value 2l. 10s., his property.

Wright’s Defence. When he crossed over to the warehouse I was on the opposite side, and seeing him go very hasty I stopped to see what was amiss; he came out directly with two gentlemen - the officer ran up Queen-street; I ran with him to see what was amiss, and at the top of Queen-street he said to me, “Did you see which way the young man went?” I said No; he looked at me, and said, “I think you are the young man who had the paper;” I said, “If so, I am willing to go where you think proper.”

RICHARD GEORGE STATHAM. Instead of his running after me I was running after him; he was a-head.

Jones’ Defence. I was walking down Queen-street; a young man, apparently in a great hurry with three reams of paper on his arm, stopped at the corner of a street, placed them on a window cill, and one of them slipped from between - I ran to put them on his shoulder; he asked me to carry them to Aldersgate-street with him as he was in baste; I said I had no objection, having nothing to do - he told me to follow him, and by St. Thomas Apostle the gentleman came up; the man had just turned the corner as the gentleman came up to me.

JONES - GUILTY. Aged 21.
Of stealing only. - Transported for Seven Years.

David Jones arrived per “Mangles 1833”.

1846: TOL Windsor
3/11/1949: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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