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Joseph Fowkes (1785–?)

Joseph Fowkes was sentenced to 14 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Fortune and Alexander in 1806.

In 1814 he was listed as being assigned to 'Mrs Roe' (Isabella Rowe). By 1822 he had 40 acres of land at Windsor: 26 acres were cleared; 15 acres were cultivated with wheat, 5 acres with maize, 1 acre with barley, 3 acres potatoes, 2 acres were garden & orchard, and 40 bushels of maize were held. He had 26 hogs.

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Alternative Names
  • Foulkes, Joseph
  • Fowke, Joseph
  • Folkes, Joseph
  • Folke, Joseph
  • Foulks, Joseph


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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years