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Jacob (the Younger) Parsons

Jacob Parsons (The younger), one of 180 convicts transported on the Claudine, 19 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob (the Younger) Parsons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 19th August, 1829
Arrival date: 6th December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 169 (87)
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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Maureen Withey on 2nd April, 2021 wrote:

National Archives.  Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/2/1531829 Mar - 1829 Apr

Prisoner name: Jacob Parsons.

Prisoner occupation: Apprentice.

Court and date of trial: Devon Lent Assizes 1829 held at Exeter 17 March 1829.

Crime: House breaking at Dodbrook [Devon].

Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.

Annotated: Nil May 1829.

Petitioner(s): Jacob Parsons and Elizabeth Parsons, the convict’s parents, from Goveton, Devon. J Rowe, defence solicitor.

Grounds for clemency: First offence; friends industrious and honest; brought up by parents to ‘fear God and honour the King’.

Other papers: Character reference signed by nine people.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 35
Name; Jacob Parsons the younger
Age; 23
Native Place; Devonshire
Trade or calling; Ploughs, reaps, milks
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/2 in
Eyes; Grey
Hair; Brown
Completion; Ruddy Freckled & pock pitted
Assigned O’Brien Illawarra

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
No; 174
Name; Jacob Parsons
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 19 Mar 1830
Age; 23
Ships Name; Claudine
Quality or profession; Assigned servant W O’Brien
By whom the Ceremony was performed; Robert Cartwright.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd April, 2021 made the following changes:

firstname: Jacob (the Younger) (prev. Jacob (The younger)), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000)

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