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John Jelley

John Jelley, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jelley
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st April, 1814
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Leicester Borough Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 57 (30)
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

Shirley Smallbone on 3rd February, 2013 wrote:

John Jelley son of Thomas Jelley and Elizabeth Shelton b.1/4/1814 in Mells, Somerset,U.K. married Charlotte Page Matchett 31/3/1834 in Leicester. His son John Thomas Jelley b. 12/8/1834 in Leicester emigrated from U.K. to Dunedin N.Z. 1860 m. Catherine Wood 1/4/1861

Shirley Smallbone on 3rd February, 2013 wrote:

From Leicester Journal 1/8/1834:
Saturday July 26 (before Mr.Justice Taunton)
John Jelly aged 18 and Thomas Burlett, 20 were indieted for breaking and entering the warehouse of William Collison, of Church Gate, woolstapler, and stealing there from 100 lbs of wool.

Convict Changes History

Shirley Smallbone on 3rd February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1st April, 1814, occupation, crime

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