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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Jones
Aliases: Thomas, Loman, Benbow
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1854
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 522
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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Ron Garbutt on 21st March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 March 2020), April 1828, trial of THOMAS JONES (t18280410-34).
THOMAS JONES, Theft > animal theft, 10th April 1828.
Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

827. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January , at Hillingdon , 1 gelding, price 21l. , the property of John Wood .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged.

Recommended to Mercy by the prosecutor, understanding that his character was good - that he was in distress, and contributed to the support of his parents.


Maureen Withey on 25th February, 2022 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/16/19  
Prisoner name(s): Thomas Jones alias Thomas Benbow.
Court and date of trial: Old Bailey, April 1828.
Crime: Horse stealing; one horse belonging to John Wood.
Initial sentence: Death.
Annotated (Outcome): ‘Considered at Report in Council 7 May 1828’.
Petitioner(s): Thomas Jones (the convict) undersigned by Charles Scott Luxmoore (Vicar of Bromyard [Herefordshire], the convict’s parish); Richard Haddy (Curate); Peter Warburton (churchwarden) and 41 inhabitants thereof.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): He was so deeply moved by repentance that he pleaded guilty when indicted; his parents [in Winslow, Bromyard, Herefordshire] are respectable but both are confined to bed by the shock of his fate and the father is not expected to survive; his first offence; his previous good character.
Additional Information: Held in Newgate gaol [London].
Date, 1828 Apr.

Convict Changes History

Helen Pinner on 28th October, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Thomas, alias2: Loman, alias3: Benbow, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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