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William Jones

William Jones, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Jones
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 150
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 wrote:

1825 - Convict Muster, William Jones. Convict. Asia 1822. No sentence listed. Captain Campbells C Py. Berry

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; William Jones
Ship; Asia 2 - 24 Oct 1822
Age; 18   Est birth Year; 1803
Date of Trial: 24 October 1821 - Middlesex
WILLIAM JONES, Theft > burglary, 24th October 1821.

1309. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Mitchell , about five o’clock in the morning, on the 23d of October , and stealing therein, two pair of shoes, value 5 s., his property .

JAMES ARNOLD . I live in the dwelling-house of James Mitchell , in the Hackney-road . I generally get up at five o’clock in the morning, my room faces the street on the first floor. Mitchell sleeps in the room over me. At five o’clock on Wednesday morning last, I was getting up, it was dark, if the morning had been fine there would have been a little light, so that I could have seen a person in the street, and have known him. I had no candle - I heard a terrible wrenching at the door or shop window, I looked over the curtain and saw a person with a white apron on, apparently wrenching the door open. Some men were going past, he went away, and came again five or six times. Every time he came I still saw him at work and heard the wrenching. I called up Mitchell - we both dressed, went down to the private door, and opened it softly, and found the shop door open. I called “Come out!” repeatedly, and at last I heard somebody move - I again said “Come out!” the prisoner came out - I collared him, gave him to Mitchell, and fetched a watchman. We found a crow-bar in the shop - I examined the door, found it had been wrenched open, and very much splintered.

JAMES MITCHELL . I keep the house, and am a shoemaker . I examined the shop, after giving the prisoner in charge, and found two pair of shoes taken off the nails where they were at half-past nine o’clock the night before. They were moved about two yards, they were shoes which I had to mend. I gave the crow-bar to the constable. It was not in the shop the night before.

THOMAS STRICKLAND . I am a constable. The prisoner was given in my charge.

Prisoner’s Defense. I never had the bar. I saw the door open, a woman said two men had ran away; I went in, and the gentleman came in.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Of stealing only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chief Justice Abbott.

1825 - Convict Muster, William Jones. Convict. Asia 1822. No sentence listed. Captain Campbells C Py. Berry
Possible death record

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011. Liverpool St Luke. 

Name; William Jones
Abode; Lunatic Asylum
When Buried; 1827,  April 8
Age;  24   Est date of birth; 1803
Ships Name; Asia
Quality or Profession; Prisoner
By whom the Ceremony was preformed; Robert Cartwright

** 2 William Jones. Asia 1 - 1822 and Asia - 24 **

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000), crime

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