Private Joseph Quinn (c.1768...........)


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  • Born : Circa 1768
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived 12th June 1801
    Ship Arrived on : : " Earl Cornwallis"
  • Rank on Discharge :
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge : 29th July 1802
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Boardman
  • Born :
  • Where Born :Macclesfield
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived 12th June 1801
    Ship Arrived on : : " Earl Cornwallis"
  • Died : 26th October 1829.
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Date Married :
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  • Descendants

    Information supplied by Jenny Joyce jenny.joyce@writeme.com

    Area Settled :
    Children :
    About 1810 his daughter Elizabeth was born. married James Ansley (another convict) on
    10th November 1833
    About 1814 his son John was born. married Elizabeth Madden. 
    about 1808 their son Patrick was born.

    History & Achievements :

    Joseph Quinn (probably born about 1768 according to the 1828 census ofNSW) arrived in New South Wales on the Earl Cornwallis on the 12th June1801 (she had sailed on the 18th Nov 1800 from England).  Joseph was a
    Private in the NSW Corps.  "A Paylist of the 24th Jan 1802 records that Joseph Quinn had reported sick and that he was a Private in Captain Johnston's Company.  He was
    discharged from the Corps on the 29th July 1802."
    I have been unable to find any record of the marriage of Joseph Quinnand Elizabeth Boardman, but in about 1808 their son Patrick was born. Elizabeth Boardman was a convict who also arrived on the Earl Cornwallis.  She had come from Macclesfield and had been found guilty of stealing cloth from the shop of James Farish and was sentenced to death.  Obviously that sentence was commuted to transportation (7 years).  Her trial had taken place in April 1797.
    The 1811 General Muster of NSW lists "Joseph Quinn, male, residing NSW, free"
    About 1814 his son John was born.
    There is also no record of him in the 1814 muster, but the entry for Elizabeth Boardman shows her living in the Windsor district, ship of arrival Earl Cornwallis, free, off rations, 3 children off rations, wife to Joseph Quin (sic)
    The transcript of the 1822 muster contains no entry for Joseph Quinn, however the copy of the original held by the PRO in London lists Joseph Quinn, came free, Earl Cornwallis, Soldier in 102nd, living Windsor.  It
    also shows Joseph Quin as a leaseholder, resident on a farm, 8 acres wheat, 4 acres maize, 12 acres cleared ground, 10 hogs, 30 bushels of maize in hand.
    The 1825 General Muster lists Joseph Quinn, came free, ship is Cornwallis, arrived 1801, Landholder (purchased).  It does not list Elizabeth Boardman or their children.
    The 1828 census lists
    QUINN Joseph, age 60, came free, Cornwallis , arrived 1799 , Catholic, farmer, living North Richmond, Total acres 16, 16 cleared, 5 cultivated.
    QUINN Elizabeth, age 55, free by servitude, Cornwallis, 1799 , sentence 7 years, Catholic
    QUINN Patrick, 20 born colony, Catholic QUINN Elizabeth, 18, born colony, Catholic QUINN John, 14, born colony, Catholic
    The original clearly shows this as a family group
    Elizabeth Quinn (nee Boardman) died on the 26th October 1829.
    Elizabeth Quinn (the daughter) married James Ansley (another convict) on 10th November 1833.  John Quinn married Elizabeth Madden. 
    No further information (including deaths) can be found for Joseph Quinn or his son Patrick after the 1828 census.

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