HE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Joseph Anderson

Born: c.1800, London England.
Arrived Sydney: 1st December 1819.

Vessel: Canada.
Status: Convict – Life sentence.
Occupation: Labourer.
Died:
Buried:

Profile:
During the Macquarie era, Joseph was tried in London in December 1818, & after his arrival was assigned to Mr Drennan, Commt Dept.  He was sentenced by W Minchin to Newcastle for 1 year in November 1820.

After the Macquarie era Joseph absconded from Captain Brooks’ clearing party & was sent to Liverpool in June 1822. He was in the Town Gang at Liverpool in the 1822 General Muster. He was sentenced to Port Macquarie in January 1823 & then to Moreton Bay after absconding in 1824.  He is listed as a runaway from Port Macquarie in the 1823/4/5 General Muster.

On his return to Sydney in 1827 Joseph was sent to Hyde Park Barracks & was apprehended at Windsor in March after absconding. He was then sent to Wiseman’s on the Great North Road where he was a scourger at Lower Portland Head from April 1827 to March 1828. In the 1828 Census he is listed in Road & Bridge Party 23.  In 1830 he was assigned to Major Lockyer.

Joseph was tried for stealing in January 1832 & sentenced to 3 years transportation. He was on board the Phoenix Hulk in April 1832.  In June 1835 he absconded from No. 1 Stockade and was apprehended in July.  He is not listed in the 1837 General Muster.  He was in gaol in Sydney in October 1838 and was sent to Parramatta.  In April 1840 he absconded from Hyde Park Barracks and was apprehended in June.

Joseph was granted a Ticket of Leave for Parramatta in November 1843 which was altered to Cassilis in January 1845 & cancelled in March 1845 for being absent from his District.  

Researched and contributed by Association member, F O’Donnell.

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