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Mary Jones

Mary Jones, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Nurse
Date of Death: 23rd January, 1843
Age: 29 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl of Liverpool
Departure date: December, 1830
Arrival date: 5th April, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 112 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 541 (273)
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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Mike Harvey on 26th June, 2012 wrote:

Mary Jones Earl of Liverpool Age 5/4/1831 - 17; Sentence - 14 yrs;
Mary Jones, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830 Glasgow Court of Justiciary December, 1830

Age 16. Nurse girl from Greenock. Tried in Glasgow 7th September 1830 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for stealing a parasol. 1 prior conviction. Assigned to W.G. Barker in Prince St. Sydney on arrival

Government Notice.
Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney
April 15, 1831. FEMALE SERVANTS.
ALL the assignable Female Convicts in the Earl of Liverpool, and the Parramatta   Factory, having now been distributed, with the exception of about Ninety, whose Children are too young to be separated from them, and upwards of Two Hundred Applications being still uncomplied with, such Persons as may be willing to receive a Servant, accompanied by a young Child, are requested to renew their applications accordingly.
By Command of His Excellency the Governor,

Mary Jones, convict; sick or hurt, constipation; put on sick list, 4 December 1838, put off sick list 8 December 1838.

48616 Jones Mary Earl of Liverpool 1831. Lord Liverpool 1831 1843 23 January East Maitland BR =Burial Register, Glebe Cemetery, East Maitland (St. Peter’s)
  Ticket of leave holder. Died aged 27. Buried at Glebe Cemetery East Maitland.

*              NSWPI PIONEERS SERIES - DEATHS               *
*                  SET # 6 - 2 RECORDS                   *
*                COMBINE: 1 AND 2 AND 4                 *

INDEX YEAR         1843
FATHER           AGE 27
                MAITLAND; HUNTER.

Rowena Anne Curtin on 4th June, 2019 wrote:

On 22nd June, 1832 Mary Frances Jones and John Paton were married by Rev John Dunmore Lang at Scots Prebyterian Church, Sydney. John was 37 years old and Mary was 19. The witnesses were Cornelius Sheehan and Sarah Chamberlain. They had been granted permission to marry on the 14th March, 1832 by Rev Dr John Dunmore Lang.
They had four known children:
John 1832 -1913
Sophia 1833 -1918
Caroline 1828
Thomas Muir 1836-1836
Years of birth are estimates.

Convict Changes History

Mike Harvey on 26th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1843-01-23

Iris Dunne on 5th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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