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Jacob Ball, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th May, 1853
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Nottingham (Town) Quarter Session
11th June, 1831
19th October, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 278 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 122. Tasmanian Archives. http://trove.nla.gov.au
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 28th April, 2014 wrote:
Jacob Ball was 56 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for stealing wearing apparel.
Jacob was married - wife Elizabeth at Nottingham and 8 children, and was born at Burleigh Edge, Stafford.
Jacob was rather deaf, light grey eyes, 5’6 1/4” tall, could read and write.
1832: Assigned to Mr Trennery
1833: Assigned to Capt. Wood
1835: Assigned to Samuel Hill Esq.
23/2/1843: Hat a TOL
1853: Jacob died at Campbell Town, Tasmania.
Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2017 wrote:
Personal Indent Record:
Born abt 1775 at Burleigh Edge, Staffordshire, England.
Had previously served 4 yrs in prison in England for stealing - records should exist for this.
Wife - Elizabeth Ball, at Nottingham.
1 son and 1 daughter married and live near native place.
2 sons and 4 other daughters.
Ticket of Leave (TL): published in the Govt. Gazette 12 Dec 1843.
Dec 25 1845: Drunk, on Christmas Day.
Conditional Pardon: approved 1845. (Conditional Pardon’s usually meant a person could move to other Colonies but not return to England - a Free Pardon would need to have been issued.
Jacob Ball remained at Campbell Town (midlands, Tasmania) and worked as a Blacksmith. No record of any further offences. No record of a remarriage. No death notice or obituary found in the newspapers of the day.
Death: 9 May 1853 at Campbell Town, Van Diemen’s Land. Cause: “decay of nature”. Aged 77 yrs. Blacksmith. Notification by William Valentine, Surgeon, Campbell Town. (ref. 35/1/22 no. 199) https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 28th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1853 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 15th October, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 122. Tasmanian Archives. http://trove.nla.gov.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Numb