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Details for the convict Joseph Smith (1806)

Convict Name:Joseph Smith
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:13 January 1802
Sentence:14 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Fortune (1)
Arrival Year:1806
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Joseph, who had been born in London in 1764 and was convicted at either the Old Bailey 13 Jan 1802 or at Warwick on 10 Aug 1805 and given a 14 year sentence. Two convicts called Joseph Smith arrived on the ship 'Fortune' in 1806. He was described as 5’8.3" tall, sallow complexion, black hair and hazel eyes. He was granted his ticket of leave in 1815 and pardoned in 1817.
On 31 May 1819 at the age of 55 he married Ann Gibbons (aka Gibbins) in St Johns, Parramatta by Samuel Marsden. Joseph and Ann both made their X marks in the register in the presence of James Emmett who signed the register and Jane Ewert who made her X mark.
Though married in 1819, they had their first son, Joseph, in 1815, their their daughter Hannah, in 1817 and their second son, Thomas in 1820. Joseph was granted 50 acres by Macquarie in 1820. In 1824 he was thrown from a cart and as a result had his leg amputated at Liverpool hospital where he died on 26 May, 1824

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/1, p.374

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