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Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones, one of 151 convicts transported on the Mary, 09 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amelia Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: 15th June, 1867
Age: 70 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: Worcester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 9th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 107 (56)
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

Geoff Marsh on 15th December, 2011 wrote:

Amelia Jones (nee Farmer) was convicted of stealing 2 Shirts at Worcester Assizes. The Severity of the sentence was probably due to a previous conviction for stealing Bacon. The Navy Surgeons Report stated that her general debility on the voyage was partly due to the fact that she was "suckling" a two year old Boy. She worked at the Cascades Female Factory in Tasmania. Her Convict Conduct Report lists a number of indiscretions culminating in her being accused running a disorderly house! She married Richard Williams in 1837 at the Bothwell Presbyterian Church. She was Freed on the 13th May 1851. She died of Heart Disease in Marborough, Victoria, Australia.

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

Amelia’s son Aaron Jones, Conduct Record:https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-3$init=CON16-1-3p408 and https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON16-1-3$init=CON16-1-3p409
States under relations: Mother Amelia Williams, and Step father Richard Williams, living at Bothwell, 2 step-sisters, Eleanor and Elizabeth, living with my mother.
Aaron was convicted for stealing clothes from a carrier in Bothwell. His native place was Herefordshire. He was in the orphan school for 12 months. Was a bricklayer for 5 years.  He was aged 14 when convicted and sentenced to 7 years. He arrived in NSW on the Mary, presumably the 2 year old child being suckled by his mother.

Convict Changes History

Geoff Marsh on 15th December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797-00-00, gender f

Geoff Marsh on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 15th June, 1867, occupation

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