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Joseph Windred (1788–1872)

Joseph Windred/Windeed was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Marquis of Wellington in 1815. He was described as being 5 feet 9½ inches (176.5 cms) tall, with a dark pale complexion, black eyes and hazel hair.

He had begun a relationship with Lucy Tyler Brady née Dargin by 1825. No record of a marriage has been found.

Windred was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Port Macquarie in 1824, for stealing a pig belonging to William Wrightman in August 1823. Sophia’s brother, James Dargin, was his accomplice. By 1828 he was back at Windsor, with Sophia, and their children: Joseph, aged 6; William aged 4; and John, aged 18 months. He was working as a shoemaker.

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Alternative Names
  • Windeed, Joseph

13 January, 1788
London, Middlesex, England


9 July, 1872 (aged 84)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life