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James Jelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Jelly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1763
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Lancashire Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 7th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867; State Library of Queensland. Census of New South Wales, 1828 (Ref:J0239)
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Phil Hands on 7th March, 2017 wrote:

James was made a Constable at Windsor.
Married convict Elizabeth Thomas (‘Lord Wellington’ 1820) on 21st August 1820 at Widsor.

James was dismissed from his job as constable for breaching orders ie he was selling spirits. The family at the time were already on Government Stores, which basically meant they received their food and supplies from the Government.
When James was dismissed, he was to be assigned to a settler, but Elizabeth asked that he be assigned to her instead. The Government agreed to this on the stipulation that the Jelly’s came off the Stores and that James supported them.
James had his Ticket of Leave Cancelled due to him being in Parramatta without permission. Apparently, his house and land was being sold to repay his debtors. The following letter was written concerning this:-

Court of Magistracy Parramatta ? Sept, 182?
“James Jelly, a prisoner of the crown per ship Morley states that he lived at Parramatta with his wife Elizabeth Jelly, per ship L. Wellington, who is also a prisoner. That about two years ago, he was appoinsted constable at Windsor, by the recommendation of Mr Cox. He held that situation about six months when he was dismissed selling spirits. His wife with four children were then on the Store by an order from Governor Macquarie. At the time of his dissmissal from the office of constable, he was ordered to be sent to a settler but in consequence of his wifes agreeing to resifn the rations she then received, Mr Cox permitted him to remain with his wife in the support of his family. He then built a house at Pitt Town and reained there until about seven weeks ago when he was compelled to move to Parramatta in consequences of his house and property being sold for debtors.”

1st March 1826 James Jelly, Morley, committed by Archibald Bell, Seq, for pig stealing, sentenced to 3 years on a penal settlement, discharged to Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 20th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867; State Library of Queensland. Census of New South Wales, 1828 (Ref:J0239) (prev. ), firstname: James, surname: Jelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of

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