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John Jones

John Jones, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 6. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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 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.
Father: James
Brothers: Daniel & Benjamin
(ref. for personal details, as recorded upon arrival in VDL)

Colonies:
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),

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