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Jacob Ponting, 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). Tasmanian Archives - convict records linctas
||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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Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2017 wrote:
Jacob PONTING was convicted at the Wiltshire Assizes on 18 July 1818. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Hibernia’ arriving 1819. Hulk Report: “good’. Captain’s report: “good”.
Clear Conduct record in the Colony.
15 Nov 1826: Ticket of Leave granted (ref. Hobart Town Gazette 18 Nov 1826) Jacob Ponting per ‘Hibernia’.
24 Aug 1831: Conditional Pardon, no. 266, approved.
Maureen Withey on 6th May, 2019 wrote:
The following prisoners were tried, and received sentence of death;… Jacob Ponting, for stealing two wether sheep, the property of George Jefferies, at Swindon; ... 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
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)
Jacob Ponting, age 35, Convicted at New Sarum, of a felony, 18 July 1818, sentenced to transportation for 14 years. 7 Nov 1818, NSW.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 3rd February, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 117 (60). Tasmanian Archives - convict records linctas (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page
Maureen Withey on 6th May, 2019 made the following changes: