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Joseph Levy (c. 1767–1788)

Joseph Levy (c.1767-1788) was found guilty on 26 May 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing a copper kettle. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk on 4 August 1784 and was discharged to the Scaborough in February 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Levy was buried at Port Jackson on 15 April 1788.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 219

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Levey, Joseph
  • Levy, John
  • Levi, Joseph

c. 1767


14 April, 1788 (aged ~ 21)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 26 May 1784