Alfred Jones was a convict. Before being sent to Australia, Alfred had an earlier conviction of 3 months for an unknown offence. He was an educated man who could read and write. At the time of his conviction he was working as a solicitor's clerk in London. Alfred was charged with stealing a horsecloth and his trial was held at the Criminal Court in London on the 2 February 1835, He was sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia. He was only 5' 2 tall with fair complexion. His hair was brown and eyes were grey. Alfred was sent to Australia on the "England". The ship arrived on the 28th September 1835. As he was an educated man he was assigned to work for the Government at Port Macquarie, which included working as assistant manager and book-keeper for Major Innes. He was given his Ticket of Leave on the 7 October 1839 on condition that he remained in the district of Port Macquarie. In 1842 he gained his Certificate of Freedom.
Details of conviction: Central Criminal Court:- Session's Paper Offence: theft > simple larceny Verdict: guilty Punishment: transportation
ALFRED JONES, Theft > simple larceny, 2nd February 1835. 544. ALFRED JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of January, 1 horse-cloth, value 9s., the goods of John Fereira Da Costa.—2nd COUNT, stating it to belong to William Barker.
WILLIAM BARKER . I drive Mr. John Fereira Da Costa's cab. This horse-cloth was his, and was on the seat of the cab—I was coming along with it on the 22nd of January, a little before seven o'clock in the evening, and missed it—I got down, and saw the prisoner running with it under his—the officer took him—this is the cloth—I know it could not have fallen.
Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.
GUILTY .* Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.
|REGISTER||Church of England marriages solemnized in the Parish of St Thomas, in the county of Macquarie NSW, in the year 1847|
|Usual residence||this parish|
|BRIDE||Sarah BARNES (her X mark)|
|Usual residence||this parish|
|DATE OF MARRIAGE||19 April 1847|
|Place of marriage||St Thomas Church of England, Parish of Macquarie, married by BANNS|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Witnesses||John Thomas, of Port Macquarie, Mary Ann BROOKMAN (her X mark), of Port Macquarie|
|Name||Alfred Richard JONES|
|Date||8 December 1886|
|Place||Waterloo, Walcha, NSW|
|Place of birth||England|
|Time in Australian colonies||about 54 years in NSW|
|Place of marriage||Port Macquarie, NSW|
|Age at marriage||21|
|Name of spouse||Sarah BARNES|
|Children of marriage||Alfred 47, George, 44, Charles 36, Emma J 32, living; 2 males, 1 female deceased|
|Informant||Alfred JONES, son, St Leonards, Walcha|
|Cause of death||pneumonia|
|Length of illness||10 days|
|Medical attendant||Dr SCHRADER|
|Date last seen||8 December 1886|
|Date of burial||11 December 1886|
|Place of burial||Walcha|
|Minister & religion||Edmund George MOBERLY, Church of England|
|Undertaker||W H CROWE|
|Witnesses||John COUGHLAN, Thomas COUGHLAN|
|Registered||10 December 1886 Walcha|
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