Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
At mother's death in Oct 1876
he is listed as "gentleman", of Tarbert
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say "After her death he [Joseph] was much disappointed that she had left him nothing - Then he had to support himself somehow".
Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert, "gentleman", appears as defendant in Tarbert Petty Sessions, 12 Dec 1876. Complaint against him for unpaid wages to a labourer for work done. See image.
In [Deed, 1878] (about the lease of the Church St property) he is described as of Tarbert.
Went to Australia, 1882 (age 67):
Joseph went to Australia. Death cert says he went to New South Wales in 1882.
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say "he went to Sydney" where his cousin Mary Riley "being well off tried to help him but he could not reform. He ended in some Institution in Liverpool, New South Wales".
Entry in [Foster's Royal Descents, vol.4, 1886] describes him as then in Australia.
Wrote letter on 12 May 1897 (him age 81) to Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay from Liverpool Asylum (Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute), Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales.
Listed as "labourer", unmarried, at death.
He died 21 Sept 1903, in Liverpool Asylum, age 88 yrs [death cert, New South Wales BMD].
He did NOT die in Lismore, New South Wales.
Death cert says he was bur 23 Sept 1903, Catholic cemetery, Liverpool (see map) by a Catholic priest. Wonder why he had a Catholic burial.
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say his cousin Mary Riley "erected a marble tombstone for him".
However he is not found in Liverpool burials.
There is a Joseph Lindsay, no date, buried in Barham street cemetery, Lismore.
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