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Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones, one of 260 convicts transported on the Hooghley, 25 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: 'ploman' & farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 25th July, 1834
Arrival date: 18th November, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 414
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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D Wong on 21st January, 2018 wrote:

9/4/1834 Bury and Norwich Post Suffolk, England:

Joseph Jones and William Jones were charged with having, on the 6th August last, stopped Mr. Francis Molton, and stolen from his person a silver watch and 3s.6d. 
In Court his Lordship asked Joseph Jones whether he had anything to say in his defence, he addressed the Jury in a style and strain of eloquence and ingenuity the most remarkable ;
he concluded by drawing a vivid picture of the wretched punishment which awaited him as a convict, and of the horrors of slavery to which he would be subject if the Jury returned a verdict against him.  William Jones said nothing. The Jury returned a verdict of Guilty.  His Lordship in passing sentence, regretted that a person of such superior intellects and endowments should by his misconduct have placed himself in such a situation.  Death was recoreded against both prisoners, and his Lordship told them they would be sent out of the country for life to the most penal settlements.

Joseph Jones was sentenced for life.

William Jones was also on board the Hooghley.
**Please note: 2 William Jones were on board - the other one was tried at Oxford City Quarter Sessions.

1843: TOL Goulburn

27/3/1844: Joseph Jones apprehended after absconding from No 3 Stockade at Newcastle.

1846: TOL Moreton Bay.

22/10/1847 Sydney Gazette:
The Tickets of Leave of the undermentioned Prisoners of the Crown have been cancelled for the reasons stated opposite their respective names.
Joseph Jones, Hooghly 4, 1834, assault on a child under 6 years, Ipswich Bench.
[signed] J McLean.
Prin. Supt. of Convicts’ Office,
Sydney, 18th October, 1847.

1848: TOL Bathurst.

Convict Changes History

kerry Morgan on 21st January, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years (prev. 99 years), date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1851 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st January, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years (prev. 10 years), date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1801), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1851), crime

D Wong on 21st January, 2018 made the following changes:


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