Coins and Australia - 1818 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1818 - Mary Kelly

This token may relate to James Kelley, 17, who was tried and convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 28 October 1818 for the theft of a lead pump, the property of Thomas Payne. In his defence, Kelley stated: My young master asked me to carry it. He was sentenced to seven years' transportation, and sailed for New South Wales on the Granada in May 1819.

Transcription

Back

Pierced token crudely engraved with cursive text:

James
Kelly 17
Lagd 7 Yrs
1818

Front

Pierced token crudely engraved with cursive text:

Remember
me
Mary Kelly

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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