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Samuel Jones (c. 1764–1790)

Samuel Jones and William Alsop were found guilty, on 12 December 1787 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing 80 lbs weight of metal types from a London printing office. Both men were sentenced to 7 years transportation. Jones was sent to the Dunkirk hulk before being placed aboard the Neptune in November 1789 as part of the Second Fleet. He died on board before the ship reached Sydney Cove.

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 684

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'Jones, Samuel (c. 1764–1790)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


c. 1764


1790 (aged ~ 26)
at sea

Passenger Ship
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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years