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Britton Jones

Britton Jones, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Britton Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th May, 1800
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: 9th December, 1856
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dromedary
Departure date: 11th September, 1819
Arrival date: 10th January, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 369 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 201 (102)
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

Ralph Sharman on 25th December, 2011 wrote:

my great,great, great grandfather

Anonymous on 3rd April, 2012 wrote:

Born in Bristol, England

Veronica Levin on 17th November, 2012 wrote:

Built Franklin House in Launceston, Tasmania.
His father was an artist.  Britton was a Brewer. Licensee of The William Wallace Inn,
Married Sophia Kirk. Imported pre fab houses to VDLH from England.  Went to San Francisco during the Gold Rush snd opened liscensed premise there before returning to VDL. Died from wounds sustained in a house fire in launceston at Greycliffe.  Buried in the Cypress St Cemetary

Elizabeth Simmons on 7th April, 2016 wrote:

I am a great, great, great, great granddaughter (I think) and Ralph Sharman who added a comment may be related to me also (My grandmother was Zoe Joyce Gibson nee Sharman) I am Elizabeth Simmons

Robyn on 25th October, 2016 wrote:

I am Ralph Sharman’s sister, Zoe Joyce was our aunty, we must be second or third cousins. Have a book on the Jone’s written by another cousin whom awe met on a visit to Tasmania, our father was Frank Sharman very proud of being a Tasmanian even though he left there when only a little boy. Aunty Joyce your grandmother was my godmother , your mother must be hit cousin who lives in Dubbo

Veronica Levin on 10th December, 2016 wrote:

Briton Jones is my 4th great grandfather, as follows:
Britton Jones (1800 - 1856)
4th great-grandfather

William Jones (1825 - 1898)
son of Britton Jones

Emily Mary Jones (1849 - 1874)
daughter of William Jones

Emily Jane Wilson (1874 - 1959)
daughter of Emily Mary Jones

Alfred Wilson Millar (1903 - 1973)
son of Emily Jane Wilson

John Marr Millar (1926 - 2005)
son of Alfred Wilson Millar

Veronica Marr-Millar

How are we related?  There is a book by June Gee called Keeping Up With The Jones, which is full of information.  Contact me tasdreamer@hotmail.com

Donna Sharman on 7th June, 2017 wrote:

I am also a great great great great grand daughter of Britton. My grandfather is Tasma Sharman, brother of Frank and Zoe (Joyce)!

Denice Richardson on 27th May, 2018 wrote:

He is my Great Grandfather, he had a daughter named Hilda Jones, Who married Albert Naismith, one of their daughters was Shirley Naismith who married a Kevin Richardson, whom were my parents

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 3rd April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800-05-18, date of death 1856-12-09

Ralph Sharman on 25th December, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

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