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Jacob Fletcher

Jacob Fletcher, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob Fletcher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 97 (50)
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 29th March, 2014 wrote:

Jacob Fletcher of Calstock, lab., indicted for taking a promissory note for £1, property of Harriet Nettle, and also for stealing a guinea, four sovereigns, another coin, also a coat, waistcoat and a pair of trousers belonging “to the said Ann Nettle”: transported for 7 years.

Colonial Secretary:
FLETCHER, Jacob. Per “Mary”, 1822

18/1/1822: On list of convicts landed from the “Mary” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution.

7/5/1824: On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Mr Acres’ clearing party.

10/7/1824: Attached to Mr Acres’ clearing gang. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta.

27/1/1824: Absconded from Mr Aker’s Clearing Party - missing until January 1825.

Jacob was 28, 5’4 1/2” tall, dark eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion.

Father: Isaac

1832: Sydney Quarter Sessions:
Discharged by proclamation for lack of evidence - charge not founded - no crime found.

11/11/1841: Unclaimed letter.

5/7/1853: Working as a drayman and described as an old but artful dodger, stole some cedar from his employers - 3 months Sydney gaol.

1865: Jacob died in Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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