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James Jones

James Jones, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Oxford. Shrewsbury Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 292
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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Nell Murphy on 12th June, 2016 wrote:

James Jones was convicted at Scalop, Shrewsbury on 2 Jan 1843 for stealing silver and copper. Previous conviction (7yr transportation sentence of which he had served 6yrs 4mths at Chatham). This offence, 7yr transportation sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Cressy’ arriving 1843.

Nell Murphy on 12th June, 2016 wrote:

Aged 37yrs; farm labourer; 5’5”; Protestant; can read & write a little; married man - wife Charlotte and three children at Shrewsbury.

Station Gang: Fingal.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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