Joseph Key (d.1792)

JOSEPH KEY was a convict who was tried and convicted at Lincolnshire, England and sentenced to seven years transportation in 1788. KEY sailed with the Third Fleet per Matilda (1791) on 27 March 1791 and arrived on 1 August 1791, but he did not last long in the colony. “JOSEPH KEY, Convict” was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 18 May 1792.

Burial Location

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


  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Lincolnshire, England

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Matilda (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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