Benjamin Joyce – Convict transported 7 Sep 1835

Sep 7th, 1835 | By | Category: Joyce Newspaper Reports

Benjamin Joyce

Benjamin Joyce, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Joyce
Aliases: none

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth:
Date of Death:

Life Span

Life spanMedian life span was 66 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence SeveritySentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date*: 7th May, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts

* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 144
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

James Joyce on 22nd January, 2012 wrote:

Family records indicate conviction was for stealing a pair of shoes
Was too young for deportation so spent a year on a prison ship on the Thames before travelling to Australia.
Direct descendants based in NSW and Queensland

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