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Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 04:58 GMT (UK) »
I'm after any info on a Joseph Bliss alias Johnson, dob abt 1795 place of conviction Derby 20 mar 1822 and voyage date 19 Jun 1822 on Caledonia. I'm stuck and can't find any uk records on him or his family I know he was convicted of forgery if anyone can help me I'd be ever grateful  :)

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Re: Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 January 18 05:39 GMT (UK) »
Can't find any records for Bliss in Derbyshire, 2 maybe's...

Joseph Johnson. baptised 06 Jul 1795, St. Werburgh, Derby, Derbyshire. To Joseph and Mary.

Joseph Johnson. baptised 29 Jul 1795, Duffield, Derbyshire. To Samuel and Elizabeth.

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Re: Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 January 18 09:13 GMT (UK) »
From his convict records it looks like he was born in Northamptonshire.

Modified to add:
this website agrees, though doesn't give any more details
http://www.selectsurnames2.com/bliss.html

and this person is also looking for Joseph, and thinks he was born Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bliss/1428/

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Re: Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 13 January 18 21:23 GMT (UK) »
Bliss have a one name society.

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Stevens /Godfrey /Rudgley /Claridge/ Gipson /George /Bliss
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Re: Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 January 18 19:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi

When he was received on the prison hulk in May 1822 his age is recorded as 23 -  so born
About 1799,  not 1795 as in your post.

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Re: Tasmanian convict - Joseph bliss
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 January 18 23:43 GMT (UK) »
I have no idea whether this is related, however there is a newspaper report of 2 men going to gaol for 28 days for ill behaviour towards their master (desertion) - Joseph BLISS, farmer, of Thrupp (presumably Thrupp Bridge, Northamptonshire) - possibly a relative?

Northampton Mercury, Saturday, December 24, 1825, Vol. 105, Issue 43, p.3.

Modified to add: possibly not as this gentleman died in 1869 aged 76.