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Elizabeth Jones, one of 101 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, July 1815
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
19th January, 1816
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 100 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 215 (109)
||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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 11 May 2020), September 1814, trial of ELIZABETH JONES (t18140914-4).
ELIZABETH JONES, Theft > theft from a specified place, 14th September 1814.
699. ELIZABETH JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of August , a gown, value 4 s. three caps, value 3 s. two cravets, value 4 s. three collars, value 4 s. two tippets, value 7 s. one yard of lace, value 7 s. a veil, value 7 s. a silver tooth-pick, value 2 s. a smelling-bottle, with silver top, value 2 s. two necklaces, value 8 s. and two minatures, with frames, value 1 l. the property of Charlotte Powell , spinster ; a cloak, value 1 s. an apron, value 1 s. a shift, value 4 s. and a night-cap, value 6 d. the property of Sarah Powell , spinster ; a petticoat, value 18 d. the property of Mary Powell , spinster ; in the dwelling-house of James Powell .
CHARLOTTE POWELL . I live in my father’s house; his name is James Powell ; his house is in the parish of Christ Church, Spitalfields. I was out when the robbery was committed; it was on the 1st of August. I can only speak to the property.
JAMES POWELL . I am the father of first witness. I only know from the report of my wife, Ann Powell ; she is here.
ANN POWELL . I am the wife of James Powell . Our house is No. 27, Lamb-street, Spitalfields; in the parish of Christ Church, Spitalfields .
Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar - A. I never saw her until the officer brought her to myhouse. I was at home on the 1st of August; I was in the shop. About four o’clock in the afternoon, I went up stairs; I found the door of one of the rooms open, the key of that room hung upon the bail below stairs, where it always did. My daughter, Charlotte, had locked the door of that room.
Q. How do you know - A. Because the key hung in the place where it always did. My daughter, Charlotte, locked the door When I entered the room, the drawers were all open, and empty; about half after two o’clock. My daughter’s clothes were all in the drawers.
Q. to Charlotte Powell. Upon this first of August, were you in the room where your mother has been speaking of - A. Yes. I left the room about half past two; I locked the door, and left the key down stairs in the parlour. When I left the room, the drawers were all locked, except one. My clothes, and my sister’s clothes, were in these drawers. In one of these drawers, was a black veil, two necklaces, and a great number of things; almost all the things I and my sister wore. On the Saturday following, I saw one of my gowns again. This happened on Monday, the 1st of August.
Q. Did you see all that was missed - A. No, not all. Some are lost entirely; a veil is now missing, a broach, some collars, and a pair of minature pictures.
Q. Are you sure that all these things were safe in the room when you went out at two o’clock - A. Yes; I had looked over the drawers that morning. I did not return home until Tuesday. I shall know all the things when they are produced.
REBECCA MAILER . I keep a clothes-shop, in Fore-street; in the parish of Cripplegate. On the 1st of August, the prisoner came to my house, between the hours of five and seven; I cannot positively say the hour; she offered me for sale, five gowns, three small neck-handkerchiefs, three bonnets, a small white muslin cloak, and a shawl; she offered these for sale. I bought them all. She asked me two pounds eight shillings; I gave her two pounds five shillings for them. On the Saturday following, Miss Powell passed my door; she saw a gown hang in my window; she asked me if I knew of whom I had purchased it; I described the prisoner. I then told her every article I had bought, to the best of my knowledge, and told her, I would go in pursuit of the prisoner in Rag-fair. I had seen her at my shop three or four times before. On the 18th of August, the prisoner came to my house again; I caused the prisoner to be taken into custody. I returned to the Miss Powells all the property.
MATTHEW POLLETT . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner. The things have been returned to Mrs. Powell.
COURT. Who received the things from Mrs. Mailer -
Mrs. Powell. My daughter, Charlotte, brought some of them home from Mrs. Mailer.
Mrs. Mailer. Charlotte Powell took some, the other Miss Powells took the rest.
THOMAS HART . I am a headborough of the parish of Christ Church. I produce the bundle delivered to me by Mr. Powell, in company with Pollett.
James Powell . I delivered to Hart the bundle, and gave charge of the prisoner.
Charlotte Powell . On the 6th of August, I went to Mrs. Mailer; I saw several things that belonged to me, and my sister.
Q. Did you take from her a bonnet - A. Yes. The things that I took away, I took to my father’s house. The same things that were delivered to me, I delivered to my father; he delivered them to Hart. I know them all. These are the same things I received of Mrs. Mailer; they are mine, and my sisters.
Q. Did you ever recover any of the things except what are now before you - A. Yes. There were found in the prisoner’s box, a gown, a shawl, and a bonnet, of mine. These two handkerchief are mine; I know this gown by having worn it, I know this shawl by having had it a long while, it was in a band-box; I missed it, and found it at Mrs. Mailer’s.
SARAH POWELL . This cloak is mine, the spencer, and gown; they were in the drawers, in the bed-chamber, on the 1st of August, in the morning; they were missing in the afternoon. They are worth thirty shillings.
MARIA POWELL . One gown belongs to me, and a bonnet.
Charlotte Powell . I value the things that belongs to me altogether at thirty five shillings.
SAMUEL DICKENS . I am an officer of Bow-street. I produce two collars, a pair of stockings, and a silver tooth-pick. On the 19th of August, I went to the prisoner’s lodgings to apprehend her upon another charge; she was not at home. On searching her box, I found these things belonging to Miss Powell. The man that lived with her, told me it was her box. He was bound over to attend here; he has not come. It was at No. 17, Bell-court; I knew her to lodge there.
Charlotte Powell. The things produced by Mr. Dickens, are mine.
Prisoner’s Defence. The things in my box were my own; they have taken all my things away, and left me destitute.
JURY. Q. to Mrs. Mailer. Did the prisoner give any description how she came by these things - A. She said, she bought them of a person in the fair.
GUILTY - DEATH , aged 28.
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .
Sentence outcome was transported.
Sentenced to twenty one years. Sent to New South Wales.
Convict Changes History
Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th May, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), gender: f