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Richard Jones (c. 1752–?)

Richard Jones (c.1752- ), a miller, was found guilty on 4 August 1784 at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, of stealing four bullocks. His death sentence was commuted to 7 years transportation. Sent to the Dunkirk hulk before October 1786 he was dispatched to the Friendship in March 1787 and arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Governor Phillip recorded in 14 December 1791 that Jones had left the colony before his time had expired.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 199-200

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1752
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (livestock)
Sentence: death
Commuted To: 7 years
Court: Shropshire
Trial Date: 4 August 1784


Occupation: flour miller


Left the colony: Yes