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William Frederick Jones

William Frederick Jones, one of 250 convicts transported on the William Hammond, 03 January 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Frederick Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Master mariner
Date of Death: 16th February, 1871
Age: 44 years

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 15 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancashire. Assizes Liverpool
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: William Hammond
Departure date: 3rd January, 1856
Arrival date: 29th March, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 163 (83)
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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Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 wrote:

William Frederick Jones (1827–16 February 1871) was a convict transported to Western Australia, and later became one of the colony’s ex-convict school teachers.
Born in 1827, Jones was the mate on a trading ship in his youth. He eventually qualified as a ship’s master, but in March 1856 he arrived in Western Australia on board the William Hammond, having been transported for fifteen years for uttering a forged bank note. After receiving his ticket of leave, he was appointed a school teacher at Picton. He taught there from 1859 to 1870. In April 1861 he married an Irish immigrant girl named Rose Ann Breen. He resigned in 1870, and died in Bunbury a year later.

Note: convict Central has the William Hammond leaving Plymouth on the 5 Jan 1856 and arriving Swan River, West Australia 29 Mar 1856. I t left with 250 Transportee’s and arrived with 249

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1827, date of death 16th February, 1871, gender, occupation, crime

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