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Joseph Harrison (c. 1759–?)

Joseph Harrison (c.1759- ) was found guilty on 24 March 1784 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, for an unknown crime. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk in April 1785, where he remained until he embarked for New South Wales on the Scarborough in February 1787, arriving in Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Harrison was sent to Norfolk Island on the Sirius in March 1790. As Joseph Harris he received rations until mid 1793. No further records have been found.

information from

  • Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 162
  • HMS Sirius 1786-1790 — accessed 1 September 2020

Citation details

'Harrison, Joseph (c. 1759–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Harris, Joseph
  • Harrison, John

c. 1759

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years