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Edward Jones

Edward Jones, one of 300 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 08 August 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd June, 1827
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1st August, 1891
Age: 64 years

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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Oxford. Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 8th August, 1849
Arrival date: 29th November, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 95 (49)
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

Robyn Jones on 20th June, 2014 wrote:

Married Catherine Swaley

D Wong on 21st June, 2014 wrote:

Edward Jones is listed in the NSW Gov.Convict records and never landed in VDL.

Edward was born in Tettsworth, Oxfordshire and was transported for ‘Receiving half a sovereign’.

15/10/1850: TOL Passport, on recommendation of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Maneroo.

25/9/1853: Married Catherine Swaley. Catherine was born in 1829 in Maryport, Cumberland, Eng., and arrived with her family in 1852.  They had 5-8 children, lived in Bendoc Victoria and Catherine died 9/10/1904 at Bendoc and was buried in the Delegate Cemetery, NSW.

Edward died at Cosy Corner, Victoria, of heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver - he is also buried at the Delegate Cemetery, NSW.

Robyn Jones on 12th February, 2015 wrote:

Catherine Swaley arrived alone 1852.

Convict Changes History

Robyn Jones on 20th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd June, 1927 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st August, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 22nd June, 1827 (prev. 22nd June, 1927)

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