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Jacob Ball

Jacob Ball, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob Ball
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: Farrier
Date of Death: 9th May, 1853
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Nottingham (Town) Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 122. Tasmanian Archives. http://trove.nla.gov.au
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

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
14/1/1845: CP

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.
Protestant religion.

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

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