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David Jones

David Jones, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 202 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 134
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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Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 July 2020), April 1813, trial of DAVID JONES (t18130407-154).

DAVID JONES, Theft > grand larceny, 7th April 1813.
498. DAVID JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 17th of March , a flitch of bacon, value 2 l. the property of John Williams .
JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a cheesemonger , 26, High Holborn . I lost my flitch of bacon on the 17th of March. It was hanging up at the door.
JAMES HAYLAND. I am servant to Mr. Williams. I did not see the bacon taken off the hook. The prisoner dropped it down on the road. It was hanging at the door a minute before.
JOSEPH BECKETT . I belong to the House of Correction. I saw Jones take the bacon. I took him in custody, and then he dropped the bacon.
Hayland. I am sure it is my master’s property.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming up Holborn; I saw a man with some bacon at his back; there was a scuffle between him and Beckett. Beckett charged me with stealing the bacon. I know nothing of it. I am as innocent as a child unborn.
GUILTY , aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years.


Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p44
List of male and female convicts, proceeding to the Derwent in the Colonial Brig Emu. Dated: Sydney 17 July 1815.
David Jones, trade: Carpenter, per ship Surry 1814,  Tried at Middx G.D. 7 Apr 1813, 7 years.


Tasmanian Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-23$init=CON31-1-23p26
4. David Jones. Per Surrey & Emu, 1814 & E. 1816. Tried London 1813, 7 years. 1823, 2 years.
A long and detailed record.

Continuation of record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON32-1-1$init=CON32-1-1p126
Another sentence for transportation for 7 years.  See record.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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