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James Jones

James Jones, one of 168 convicts transported on the Jupiter, 31 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: -
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Jupiter
Departure date: 31st December, 1832
Arrival date: 28th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 520
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 23rd April, 2018 wrote:

N.B. There are 2 persons named “James Jones” on this sailing of the Jupiter 1832.

James Jones (Identifier 1, convicted at Liverpool) was convicted at Liverpool, England on 9 July 1832 for stealing 250 penny pieces. Previous offences. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Jupiter’ 1832.

Married man, wife Maria at native place, Liverpool.
5’4” height; pale complexion; brown hair; dk grey eyes; aged 25 yrs;

Assigned to work services.
1837: Absent from Bridge building party.
1841: Gambling. 4mths hard labour at “Lovely Banks” (a large estate north of Hobart) then Oatlands.
1842: Town Surveyer’s Gang, Hobart.
22 Sept 1843: Ticket of Leave granted.

(One of the James Jones, from the ‘Jupiter’, married a Rose Ann Smith (per Margaret) in 1844 but it is not marked on the record which one, so careful research needed to ascertain if it was the man from Liverpool or the other John.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 23rd April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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