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Margaret Jones (c. 1749–?)

Margaret Jones (c.1749- ) was found guilty on 8 March 1783 at New Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, of receiving stolen goods. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Charlotte in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Jones was sent to Norfolk Island in March 1790 on the Sirius. She married Patrick Connell during a mass wedding ceremony on the island in November 1791. The couple were recorded as having no children in 1794. Margaret and her husband left the island for Port Jackson on the Supply in 1796. No further records have been located for Margaret.

information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 199 and HMS Sirius 1786-1790 website

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c. 1749

Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 7 years