THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEERS ASSOCIATION INC.

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

Joseph Tuso

Born: c 1770
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Arrived Sydney: 26th January 1788
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Vessel: Scarborough.
Status: Convict – Sentenced July 1784 in the Old Bailey, London for 'assaulting John Ansell on 26th. May last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life
                            and feloniously taking from his person and against his will one walking cane value five shillings, three guineas value three pounds three
                            shillings, and one half guinea value ten shillings and six pence, and three shillings in monies numbered, his property.'
Occupation:

Married: Sarah Ward and (Common Law Wife) Rebecca Golsby.
Died: Died: c1825.
Buried:

Profile:
Prior to the Macquarie era the following child was born:-
William Golsby born c1808, prior to Rebecca arriving in Sydney.

During the Macquarie era the following child was born to Sarah Ward and possibly Joseph.
Mary Ann born 1812 and raised by Rebecca and Joseph.

During the Macquarie era the following children were born to Joseph and Rebecca:-
Priscilla Tuso/Golsby born 1815.
Joanna Golsby/Tuso born 1818.

Prior to the Macquarie era, Joseph was transported to Norfolk Island on the 'Sirius' on the 5th March 1790. Disaster struck the 'Sirius' on arrival at Norfolk Island
and it sank, however the ship's full complement were safely brought ashore and a few provisions were lost. In September 1792, Joseph was transported back to
Port Jackson on the 'Atlantic' and returned to Norfolk Island in September 1796 aboard the 'Supply'. On the 4th June 1802 at age 33, after 19 years in servitude,
Joseph Tuso was granted an absolute pardon by Governor King. On the 22nd July 1802, Joseph sailed with Captain Mathew Flinders on the Brig. 'Investigator', on
the circumnavigation of the Australian Continent.

During the Macquarie Era:
On the 12th March 1810 at St. Phillips Church, Sydney, Joseph married a convict girl Sarah Ward and took up residence in the Cockle Bay area, now Darling Harbour,
Sydney. This marriage didn't last and in the 1814 muster Joseph is listed as living with Rebecca Golsby. On the 13th November 1813, Joseph was appointed to the
position of District Constable. In 1822 Joseph's occupation is listed as Mariner and Dealer, Sydney. On the 12h April 1819, George Johnson, dealer sold 'tenement and
premises situated in Cockle Bay to Joseph Tuso of Cockle Bay in the town of Sydney, dealer' for 140 pounds. Joseph was granted 50 acres of land at Cockle Bay by
Governor Macquarie on 31st March 1821.

Contributed by Association member, Sharon Lamb.

Reference:
Kevin Golsby – Beginnings.
John Cobley – The Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts.

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