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Details for the convict Owen Jones (1843)

Convict Name:Owen Jones
Trial Place:Merioneth (Bala) Quarter Sessions
Trial Date:1 July 1842
Sentence:10 years
Notes:alias Morris
Arrival Details
Ship:Duchess of Northumberland (1)
Arrival Year:1843
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Owen Jones was born 16 May 1911 in Darowen, Montgomeryshire, Wales, the oldest son of Humphrey and Catherine Jones. On 23 November 1836 he married Mary Anne Warren, they were at this time living in Newton, Montgomeryshire, where Owen was employed as a clerk. On December 1, 1837, Mary Anne gave birth to a son, William Owen Jones.

Using an alias of Owen Morris, Owen Jones was arrested and charged with several thefts in 1842. For the last, the theft of a watch he was convicted at Merioneth, Bala Quarter Sessions on 1 July 1842. His punishment was transportation and a ten-year sentence.

It is interesting that family lore, handed down, had him transported for forging his father Humphrey's name on some documents. Perhaps he committed several other crimes and eventually was only charged with the three thefts.

His son, William Owen lived with his Grandparents and Uncle and emigrated to America when he was eighteen. W.O., as he was known, became a successful industrialist in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a partner in a boiler works.

It is unknown what became of Mary Anne. Or for that matter, what became of Owen Jones once he landed in Van Diemen's Land.
Submitted by Researcher (Evan Rofheart) on 29 August 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/13, p.216

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