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Charles Jones (c. 1817–1888)

Charles Jones (c.1817-1888), a plasterer and cornicer, was found guilty on 20 October 1840, at Warwick, of stealing from a person. Sentenced to 10 years transportation he arrived at Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in April 1841 aboard the Duncan.

According to his records he was orderly while aboard the hulk, was single, a Protestant, and could read and write a little. He was aged 24, and was 5 feet 5¼ inches tall with a fair complexion, light brown hair and blue eyes. He was granted a ticket of leave on 20 April 1846 and a conditional pardon on 26 September 1848.

Jones married Ellen Wallace on 16 October 1843 at Launceston, Tasmania; they had three sons and one daughter. His occupation was given as plasterer on his youngest son's birth certificate and on his death certificate. According to his death certificate he had resided in Victoria for 34 years.

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c. 1817
Warwickshire, England


23 March, 1888 (aged ~ 71)
Drouin, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cerebral thrombosis

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 10 years
Court: Warwickshire
Trial Date: 20 October 1840


Occupation: plasterer


Children: Yes (4)