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William Jones

William Jones, one of 267 convicts transported on the Isabella, 15 January 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 8
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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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 17th December, 2015 wrote:

William Jones was convicted at Lancaster on 14 Dec 1841 for stealing a watch (previous convictions). 10yr transportation sentence. Ship to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), the ‘Isabella’ arriving 19/05/1842. Bad report from ship’s Surgeon.

Aged 21yrs; native place - Devonshire, England.
Step father - John Croft
Mother - Mary
Protestant religion

Assignment to Coal Mines & various others.
Several records of misconduct.

Ticket of Leave 14/05/1850

Free Certificate 02/01/1852

(last stationed at Bothwell, Tasmania)
Trade - blacksmith

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 17th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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