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Louisa Jones

Louisa Jones, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Louisa Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Princess Charlotte - 1827
Name; Louisa Jones, Age; 21 [1806]
No; 47
Reads, Protestant, Married 1 child,
Native County; London
Trade; Housemaid & washes
Offence; Shoplifting
Trial; London - 12 Dec 1826 - 7 years
Height; 5 ft. -
Complexion; Fresh fair
Hair; Lt Brown to sandy
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned; Gilbert McLeod, Sydney
Date of Certificate;
Additional Remarks; HUSBAND; arrived or coming; Thomas Jones or Fred’k Thomas Dover

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online 24 December 2020), December 1826, trial of LOUISA JONES (t18261207-118).
LOUISA JONES, Theft > grand larceny, 7th December 1826.
121. LOUISA JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of November , 1 handkerchief, value 6s. , the goods of Benjamin Mather .

EDWARD PEARCE . I am in the employ of Benjamin Mather, a hosier , who lives in New-street, Covent-garden . On the evening of the 7th of November, about half-past nine o’clock, the prisoner and two others came in - they asked to look at some silk handkerchiefs; I said we did not keep ladies’ silk handkerchiefs - they said gentlemen’s would do - there were seven silk handkerchiefs in a bundle, and I showed them to them; they said they did not like them - they prisoner then asked me to look for some cotton stockings, and, while I did so, she ran off with a silk handkerchief from a piece of flannel - my mistress came in, and said she had run off with a silk handkerchief; I pursued her some distance, and found her with it - a man assisted me to bring her back.

CHARLES BROWSKIN . I am in the employ of Mr. Mather. My mistress called me to go and assist, as a girl had stolen a handkerchief; I ran down Bedfordbury, and met Pearce and the prisoner coming back; I took hold of her arm, and brought her to the shop - Pearce had the handkerchief in his hand.

JOSEPH BLACK . I am a watchman. The prisoner was given into my custody.

Prisoner’s Defence. The handkerchief was not in the paper - it was laying on a piece of flannel; a young woman gave it me to take to my lodgings; a young girl whom I met, asked me to go with her to buy the handkerchief; I never asked for any stockings.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:

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

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