Benjamin JOYCE , 18211890 (aged 69 years)

Convict uniform as punishment
Name
Benjamin /JOYCE/
Given names
Benjamin
Surname
JOYCE
Birth

There is some conflicting information available. There is a birth registered in NSW in 1821 for a Benjamin JOYCE to a Benjamin JOYCE and a Sophia. These are the same names that are included in the Pre 1860 Pioneer Register with Benjamin being born in England and coming here as a convict.

The PJ Anthology information supports the view that this Benjamin was the convict. The age of Benjamin being 15 years old when he arrived in Australia in 1836, supports the view that the birth registered in NSW is not for this Benjamin. But there is the coincidence (??) of the parents of Benjamin the convict and the Benjamin born in NSW both having the same parents of the same name.

It would seem that the NSW Birth Index reference could be referencing his baptism which occurred around Newcastle in 1844.

The NSW Birth Index reference is:

V18212478 28/1821 JOYCE BENJAMIN BENJAMIN SOPHIA

Marriage

NM is the early church code for:

Church of England Houghton