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Jonas Kay

Jonas Kay, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jonas Kay
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 1841
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 16th January, 1816
Arrival date*: 16th September, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 195 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 246
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

D Wong on 11th October, 2012 wrote:

8/9/1821: On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines.

3/5/1823: On list of persons receiving an assigned convict.
28/9/1824: Affidavit re loss of his Certificate of Freedom.

30/9/1824: COF

21/5/1829: Jonas Kay, residing in Sydney and working as a wool sorter, was robbed of a piece of cloth.

12/6/1841: Sydney Herald: Inquest on the body of Jonas Kay, an old man, employed by Mr Samuel Wells, butcher, to look after some pigs, was found dead in his hut at Glebe - Jury found he died of natural causes.

22/8/1831: COF Renewed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1841, gender, occupation

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