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Details for the convict Joseph Rainbow (1829)

Convict Name:Joseph Rainbow
Trial Place:Oxford Assizes
Trial Date:4 March 1829
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Arrival Year:1829
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Joseph was born on the 20th October 1807 in Adderbury, Oxfordshire,England. He was convicted at the Oxford Assizes for horse theft and sentenced to life. Joseph departed England on 27th July 1829 as per the "Thames" and arrived in Van Diemen's land on 21st November 1829.Joseph was single, 5'5" tall, dark brown hair and dark hazel eyes and had tattoos.Joseph's occupation was listed as a farmers labourer/ butcher/ horse dealer.1830 assigned to Mr B Thomas, 1832 assigned to Mr J Thomas, 1833 assigned to Mr B Cummins, 1835 assigned to Thomas Barnard.Ticket of Leave 8/12/1837, Conditional Pardon 3/11/1846, Certificate of Leave 3/2/1852.Married convict Elizabeth Bennett(per Edward)in 1840,settled in Fingal,Tasmania and had 9 children. Joseph & Elizabeth both passed away in 1873 and are buried at Fingal.
Submitted by Researcher (Sharon Sawford) on 8 April 2017

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/7, p.133

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