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John Jones, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
3rd January, 1846
16th May, 1846
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 6. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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 14th October, 2018 wrote:
N.B. There were two persons named “John JONES” on this voyage of the ‘China’ 1846, identifier 2, tried at Monmouth, Wales.
John JONES (identifier 2) was convicted at Monmouth, Wales on 31 July 1845 for assaulting a man, Edward Morgan, in cutting and maiming him by stabbing him. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Australia per the ship ‘China’ 1846, first to Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales) and then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Pestongee Bomanjee’ 1847.
Aged 26yrs; farm labourer; 5’7” height; Protestant; can read; fair complexion; lt brown hair; grey eyes; tatoos; wearing rings.
Married man - wife Ann, 2 children (at Cardiff)
Native place: Caernarvon, Wales.
Brothers: Daniel & Benjamin
(ref. for personal details, as recorded upon arrival in VDL)
24 mths Probation Period.
Stationed at Norfolk Island.
104 days gained off his sentence by his extra work.
Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).
7 Dec 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.
29 March 1853: Ticket of Leave revoked as he was absent from Muster.
30 Aug 1853: Ticket of Leave restored.
13 March 1855: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 14th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 6. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 6),