James Joyner (d.1791)

JAMES JOYNER was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 25 February 1789 and sentenced to death for three separate accounts of highway robbery. His death sentence was commuted to transportation for life. JOYNER arrived with the Second Fleet per Scarborough (1790) on 28 June 1790 but did not survive long in the colony. He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 5 March 1791.



Burial Location

  • unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

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# Second Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Sentence: Death (commuted)

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Scarborough (1790)

# Burial year: 1791

# Grave: unmarked

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