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John Jones

John Jones, one of 240 convicts transported on the Forfarshire, 24 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Jones
Aliases: John Conley, John Connelly, Matthew St Leon
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st May, 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 14th April, 1903
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Forfarshire
Departure date: 24th June, 1843
Arrival date: 12th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 319 (161)
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

Mark St Leon on 4th December, 2014 wrote:

For online biography of John Jones, later known as the circus proprietor Matthew St Leon, see:


Convict Changes History

Mark St Leon on 4th December, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: John Conley, alias2: John Connelly, alias3: Matthew St Leon, date of death: 14th April, 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Mark St Leon on 27th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st May, 1823 (prev. 0000)

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