Name John JACOBS
Country Of Origin England
Born 1790
Died 1852
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1790, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 10 January 1816, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing a silver watch and banknote from a master of a ship.
Arrival 10 March 1817, Sydney, New South Wales, on the convict ship, Sir William Bensley.
1819: Van Diemen’s Land on the ship, Prince Leopold.
Police Number 57
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave
Conditional Pardon
Other September 1819: Punished with 50 lashes and two years on a chain gang for receiving stolen watches.

February 1823: Certificate of Freedom

Death 2 October 1852, Launceston
Cause of death: Injuries from a mortal lung wound caused by being run over by a cab and horses.
John Levi, These are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia 1788-1850, 2013.
TAHO: CON13/1/, CON31/1/23, RGD35/1/17 no742 Death 1852, SC195/1/31 Inquest 2816 1852.
Web: Old Bailey Online Reference No. t18160110-27, 10 January 1816; Ancestry: London, England, Newgate Calendar of Prisoners 1816; Australia Convicts Transportation Register, New South Wales 1816; New South Wales Australia Convicts Ship Muster Rolls & Convicts Indents 1816-17; New South Wales Australia Colonial Secretary’s Papers NRS 937.
London Courier & Evening Gazette 15 January 1816 (British Newspaper Archive); Hobart Town Gazette & Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser 22 February 1823, 9 October 1852.