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Details for the convict Joseph Waters (1830)

Convict Name:Joseph Waters
Trial Place:Northampton Quarter Session
Trial Date:30 April 1829
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Katherine Stewart Forbes (1)
Arrival Year:1830
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Joseph WATERS was born in Pattishall Northamptonshire, England in 1778. His parents were Thomas WATERS and Lydia nee BALL who lived in Pattishall.
Joseph married Sarah (Surname unknown) and they were to have nine children in all.

Robert Waters - Born 1803 in Pattishall
Maria Waters - Born 1804 in Pattishall
Isaac WATERS - Born 9 Dec 1804 in Pattishall
Alley Waters - Born 1808 in Pattishall
Jasper Waters - Born 1810 in Eastcote I Pattishall
Mark Waters - Born 1812 in Pattishall
Mark Waters - Born 1814 in Eastcote in Pattishall
Sarah Waters - Born 1817 in Eastcote in Pattishall
Eli Waters - Born 1819 in Eastcote in Pattishall

Sources: Title: Pattishall Baptisms 1751-1812
A great tragedy had beset the family in July of 1819, as described by an article in the ‘NORTHAMPTON MERCURY’ 31 July 1819:

(News Column)
About one o'clock yesterday se'nnight a destructive fire broke out on the premises of Thomas Waters the elder of Eastcote and communicated to 2 other houses, which with part of the furniture in each, were destroyed (see advert)
(Advert) About 1 o'clock on Fri 23 July, a most dreadful fire broke out on the premises of Thomas Waters the Elder of Eastcote, Labourer whereby the dwelling houses of the said Thomas Waters, and of his sons Joseph Waters Labourer & Thomas Waters the younger shoemaker, with part of the goods were wholly burnt and destroyed and the remainder of the goods very much damaged and broken, by being hastily removed, whereby the said three families (one of them with a wife and 9 children) were reduced to the greatest distress. The loss of the buildings belonging to the said Thomas Waters the Elder is estimated at 200 Pounds and the loss of the goods at 50 Pounds, no part of which was insured.

We the undersigned, well knowing the Parties and feeling much for the distressed sufferers, do hereby recommend them as proper objects of Charity, and solicit the respective Ministers, Churchwardens & Overseers of the Poor of several villages & towns in the neighbourhood to make A collection towards relieving them. 29 Jul 1819 T H Needham, Curate of Pattishall, Thomas Coleman Welch of Pattishall, Thomas Pirkins, Eastcote
(Above info from “Families of Towcester, Norhamptonshire” Rootsweb World Connect),

This event may very well have changed the course of son Isaac’s life, as well as the life of his father Joseph, who in 1830 was sentenced to 7 years Transportation and sent to Bathurst NSW per ‘Katherine Stewart Forbes’.
Joseph Waters was convicted in Northampton in 1829 for ‘Stealing Fowls’.

Details so far from NSW State Records on Convicts reveal that he was sent to Bathurst where he was assigned to a George Salter (?).
Joseph received a Ticket of Leave Number 34/656 on 26th July 1834. This was revoked when he was found guilty of stealing sheep.
He received a Certificate of Freedom No. 38/83 on 7th February 1838.
Another record reveals that he had a Bank Warrant No. 38/15, dated 16th February and was valued at £1-0-0
Joseph’s son Isaac WATERS (22) was convicted of burglary in 1826
and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was tried at the summer assizes at Northampton on 3rd July 1826.
Isaac WATERS was transported per the Governor Ready, to VDL in 1826, where in 1852 he married Arabella TEDDER the daughter of a former convict Ludlow TEDDER. In May of 1852 the families moved to the Victorian Goldfields
At the time of Isaac's death in 1867 his family consisted of eight children,who now have many living descendants.
It is unknown if Isaac and Joseph ever met up in Australia.
Newpaper articles mentioning Joseph WATERS (possibly this Joseph)
The Australian (Sydney NSW: 1824-1848)
Friday 9 Feb 1830 Page 2 SYDNEY MONITOR (NSW 1828-1838)
Sat 12 Mar 1836 P1

No Death has yet been found for Joseph WATERS.
Glad Wishart - GGG Granddaughter of Joseph

Submitted by Researcher (3187) on 13 October 2014

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/7, p.225

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