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James Josey, convict Queenslander

About the convict

James Josey, Farmer and Grazier, of Opossum Creek, has been a resident of the district since 1859, in which year he purchased 1,000 acres of land here and commenced dairy farming and grazing.

Aldine History of Queensland, Volume 2 – Appendix: Biographical Sketches

The deceased was bluff in his manner, but thoroughly respected as one of the pioneers of the district...

The Queenslander, 28 February 1903, p.500

Portrait of James Josey
Role: Landowner
Born: 12 August 1821, Aldworth, Berkshire, England
Convicted: 22 February 1840, Berkshire Assizes
Sentence: 15 years transportation
Ship: Eden
Transported: Arrived in New South Wales 18 November 1840
Died: 21 February 1903. Buried in Ipswich Cemetery
Notes: Sent to Moreton Bay in April 1841
Ticket of Leave April 1847

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