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Jane Clements

Jane Clements, one of 101 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, July 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Clements
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: July, 1815
Arrival date: 19th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 216
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th May, 2020 wrote:

53. JANE CLEMENTS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 15th of November , two 20 l. bank notes, two 10 l. bank notes, and two 1 l. bank notes, the property of the Hon. Alexander Murray , in the dwelling-houses of William Miller .

HON. ALEXANDER MURRAY . Q. On Monday the 14th of November, had you paid any bank notes to Mrs. Murray - A, I had; two twenty’s and four ten’s, it was part of change of a one-hundred pound note; there were marks upon them, which I can swear to; I gave them to her,

JANET OLIPHANT MURRAY. Q. On the 14th of November, did you receive from Mr. Murray some notes - A. I did; I put them into my pocket-book, and my pocket-book into my ridicule. At this time I had lodgings at Mr. Miller’s, in Charles-street. The prisoner was a servant in Mr. Miller’s house.

Q. On the evening of the next day, were you employed in putting your clothes away - A. I was.

Q. Where was your redicule at that time - A. Upon the bed. The prisoner was in the room assisting me in putting my clothes away; she took them from me and put them upon the bed; she asked me if she could assist me any further; I remarked that she stood along side of the bed where the redicule was; I had suspicion of her. About an hour after she was gone, I looked into my redicule, and the pocketbook was gone. I enquired after the prisoner, she was not in the house; I found she had left the house immediately after she went out of my room. That evening I went to the office in Bow-street, there I heard the prisoner had been taken up on suspicion: I saw the prisoner that evening about eleven o’clock. I know that the notes that I lost were the notes that Mr. Murray gave me.

JOHN MORRIS . I am a linen-draper, in Piccadily. On the evening of the 15th of November, the prisoner came to my shop to purchase some articles; she offered in payment a twenty pound note; I gave the note to Mr. Nicolls. In consequence of suspicion I apprehended her.

WILLIAM NICOLLS . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to Bow-street office by Mr. Morris, she opened her hand, and gave me the notes, and I have one Mr. Morris gave me, this twenty pound note. On the prisoner was a twenty-pound note, two ten’s, and eight ones, and silver to the amount of twenty-two shillings. I asked her how she came by the notes; she said, she received them of Mr. Morris the linen-draper, in change of a twenty-pound note. I said, that could not be, there was more than twenty pounds; these notes I took from her hand. She said, Mr. Morris gave her them. She sent for me in Bridewell, she wished me to advise her how she was to act; I told her I could not tell her. I asked her what she had done with the pocket-book; she said, she threw it out of the coach-window as she was brought to the office.

Prosecutor. This is one of the twenty-pound notes I gave to Mrs. Murray; I am positive to it. These two ten-pound notes I can swear to, having the name of Garland upon them.

GUILTY, aged 25,

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.


New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
A Name: Jane Clements. Event Date: 19 Apr 1817
Arrival year: 1816. Vessel: Mary Ann
Event Description:
Re permission to marry
Daniel Jackson - Pris. Ship Somersetshire

at Parramatta; listed as Clemans
Comments: Per “Mary Ann”, 1816
Page: 118-9

———————————————————————-Name: Jane Clemens
Spouse Name: Daniel Jackson
Marriage Date: 1817
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1817
Volume Number: V A

1828 - New South Wales Australian census
Daniel Age 32. TL Ship; Somersetshire. 1815. Protestant.
Jane Age 37. FS Ship: Mary Ann: 1816. Protestant
Hannah Age 12
Elizabeth Age 9
Janet Jnr Age 6
Daniel Jnr Age 6 months

Employment; Miller. District: Evans
1 Horse. 4 Cows

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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