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Alfred Richard Jones (abt. 1812 - 1886)

Alfred Richard Jones
Born about in Surrey, England, United Kingdommap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Apr 1847 in St Thomas's Church of England, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Walcha, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Oct 2012
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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[1]. 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:[2] 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.


Certificate type Marriage
REGISTER Church of England marriages solemnized in the Parish of St Thomas, in the county of Macquarie NSW, in the year 1847
Status bachelor
Occupation -
Usual residence this parish
BRIDE Sarah BARNES (her X mark)
Status spinster
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
Minister Charles WOODWARD


Certificate type Death
Name Alfred Richard JONES
Date 8 December 1886
Place Waterloo, Walcha, NSW
Occupation shepherd
Sex male
Age 72
Conjugal status -
Place of birth England
Time in Australian colonies about 54 years in NSW
Father Alfred JONES
Occupation soldier
Mother not known
Occupation -
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


  1. THE BAD OLD DAYS. (1924, September 25). The Uralla Times (NSW : 1923 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2021, from
  2. - accessed 27 February 2018
  3. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - transcript of marriage certificate of Alfred JONES and Sarah BARNES - provided by NSW Transcriptions ( 22 January 1999 - registration VOL 32C NO 543
  4. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - transcript of Alfred Jones's death certificate provided by NSW Transcriptions ( 25 May 1999 - registration 12870/1886

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