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Ann Jones

Ann Jones, one of 150 convicts transported on the Cadet, 10 November 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ann Jones
Aliases: Sinclair, Hicks
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Boro of Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 10th November, 1848
Arrival date: 12th April, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 353 (178). Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM Tasmanian Archives - convicts Queens Orphanage records
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th January, 2013 wrote:

N.B. This Ann Jones on the sailing of the ‘Cadet’ 1848/49 is denoted as the 4th.

Convicted at Liverpool on 24/07/1848 for stealing money. 10yr sentence. 11 prior convictions.
Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ arriving 1849.

Single or widowed, 1 child - onboard with her; aged 24yrs; Roman Catholic; housemaid; 5’1 1/2”; fair complexion; dk brown hair; lt grey eyes; dimpled chin.

Native Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Father: Thomas
Brother: Thomas
Sister: Susannah
Child: Agnes Sinclair, aged 8yrs. Father given as Mr. Sinclair from Liverpool.

Ship Surgeon’s report: very good

1849 Van Diemen’s Land: 3rd class female convict

Child Ann Sinclair was admitted to Queens Orphanage, aged 8yrs. Parents listed as Ann Jones (4th) & Mr. Sinclair.  Discharged to mother on 06/07/1852 and John Hicks (free person).

29/11/1849: assigned to Coombes - abscond - 4mths hard labour - Cascades Female Factory, Hobart.
20/05/1851: assigned to Millhouse - drunk & out after hours - 7 days in cells.
1851: Muster at New Norfolk
20/06/1851: assigned to Hicks, Argyle St. Hobart - disturb peace. Fined 5/-.
28/09/1852: Hobart Gaol.
20/10/1852: Steal 20 pound note from W. Pigott - 15yrs transportation sentence, 2yrs Probation at Cascades Female Factory, Hobart. (Supreme Court, Hobart.)
1852: assigned to James Norton, Argyle St. Hobart.
30/03/1854: assigned to husband John Hicks, Hobart

Listed as being on the Anson Hulk & at Brickfields Hiring Depot, as well as Cascades.

12/05/1855: Ticket of Leave
28/04/1857: Conditional Pardon
24/07/1858: Free by servitude

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th January, 2013 wrote:

12/08/1850: Married John Hicks, at Hobart. (ref. 275/1850-37)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, alias2, date of birth 1825, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th January, 2013 made the following changes:


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