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James Jones

James Jones, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Northampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Chapman
Departure date: 6th April, 1824
Arrival date: 27th July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 142
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

Nell Murphy on 14th June, 2016 wrote:

James Jones was convicted at Northampton July 1823 for Robbing a shop. Life sentence. (Previous for poaching and served 2mths in Northampton Gaol.)
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Chapman’ arriving 1824.

Married man, 3 children.

01/01/1825: assigned to Mr. Kelly. Improper conduct to Mrs. Kelly and absconding into the bush. 100 lashes and to be sent to Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement (west coast of VDL and noted harsh penal system).
02/01/1827: steal from the Cook House. 40 lashes, at Macquarie Harbour.
23/11/1829: neglect of duty. 12 lashes.
05/05/1830: gross provocation - to serve in a Chain Gang for 12mths.
24/08/1831: absent from Prison Barracks for 2 days without leave - to be imprisoned and kept at hard labour for 3 mths, Bridgewater and then sent to a road party gang.
06/02/1832: road party, absconding - 50 lashes.
05/02/1834: Griffith - absent without leave. 50 lashes.
Ticket of Leave granted.
20/03/1837: drunk. Fined 5/-.
11/11/1839: missing from Muster. Admonished.
01/07/1842: Conditional Pardon no. 590 granted.
13/01/1852: Conditional Pardon extended.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th June, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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