|Mother's ship:||East London|
|Father's ship:||Richard Webb|
|Age when admitted:||3yrs|
|Date admitted:||19 Oct 1856|
|Date discharged:||16 Feb 1868|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||Maurice Russell, Glaziers Bay|
|Remarks:||won prize Jan 1868|
|References:||SWD6, 26/10, 28, 32/1, HAP1871/63,|
Thomas Joseph was my great grandfather. He became a miner and engineer, was involved in the establishment of some mines in the Derby and Queenstown area of Tasmania, married Susan Barnet, a granddaughter of Thomas Salmon, the first settler to charter and sail his own ship to Tasmania in 1812.
Following the death of Susan at a young age of 28 he moved with his son (my grandfather) to Victoria in 1904 to establish the state coal mines at Wonthaggi. He was a shift foreman/engineer there and later became a director of the Wonthaggi Hospital. He died in 1942.