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Jaques, John (c. 1768–1820)

John Jaques, n.d., from Edward Charles Close - New South Wales Sketchbook: Sea Voyage, Sydney, Illawarra, Newcastle, Morpeth, c.1817-1840

John Jaques, n.d., from Edward Charles Close - New South Wales Sketchbook: Sea Voyage, Sydney, Illawarra, Newcastle, Morpeth, c.1817-1840

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John Jaques was sentenced to life transportation for feloniously stealing five pairs of silk stockings. He arrived in Sydney in 1798 aboard the Barwell. By 1801 he was working as a self-employed tailor. Described as a widower, on 13 November 1809 at St Phillips Church of England, Sydney, he married Margaret Phillips. He was granted a conditional pardon on 31 January 1814 and a free pardon on 4 June 1818. In 1816 he took on the job of county gaoler.

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John Jaques, n.d., from Edward Charles Close - New South Wales Sketchbook: Sea Voyage, Sydney, Illawarra, Newcastle, Morpeth, c.1817-1840

John Jaques, n.d., from Edward Charles Close - New South Wales Sketchbook: Sea Voyage, Sydney, Illawarra, Newcastle, Morpeth, c.1817-1840

State Library of New South Wales

Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1768
England

Death

22 October 1820
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life