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William Jones, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 117 (60)
||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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Maureen Withey on 6th May, 2019 wrote:
The following prisoners were tried, and received sentence of death;… Wm. Jenkins and Wm Jones, for stealing a bay gelding, the property of Wm Clements, at St George’s, in the county of Gloucester;... Of the ten prisoners who received sentence of death at our assizes, the whole have been reprieved, excepting John Lawes, convicted of burglary, who is left for execution on Tuesday the 4th of August.
Salisbury Journal, 27 July 1818
Wm Jones, aged 18, and Wm. Jenkins, of the same age, were indicted on three charges of stealing two mares and a gelding, the property of Wm Clements. Objection was taken by the prisoner’s counsel, that as there was no proof of the original taking in this evidence, a mere possession in a different county could not legally be admitted as proof of a fresh taking; that being the only principle on which felonies could be tried in other counties than those in which they were committed. In this case the horses were alleged to have been taken in Bristol, and were recovered in Wiltshire. Mr justice Park thought there was no foundation for the objection, which he said had been over-ruled by all the Judges of England. Verdict, Guilty.
Windsor and Eton Express, 19 July 1818
HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831,
Received from New Sarum, 28 Sept 1818 (9 prisoners)
Wm. Jones, age 18, Convicted at New Sarum, of a felony, 18 July 1818, sentenced to transportation for life. 7 Nov 1818, NSW.
He was given a free pardon, No 204, 6 October 1836.
Tasmanian Conduct record, CON31-1-23 image 45
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 6th May, 2019 made the following changes: