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Joseph Plunkett (1816–1885)

In 1865 a warrant was issued for Joseph Plunkett's arrest for deserting his wife and leaving her without means of support. He was described in the NSW Police Gazette (20/9/1865, p 333) as about 24 years of age, 6 ft tall, with a fair complexion.

Joseph died in the Liverpool Asylum on 27 August 1885.

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  • Plunket, Joseph

10 April, 1816
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland


27 August, 1885 (aged 69)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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