Coins and Australia - 1819 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1819 - John

This token may relate to Thomas Jones, 16, shoemaker, who was tried and convicted at the Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 17 February 1819 for the theft of a shawl from John Brown's draper's shop on the corner of Parliament Street, Whitehall, on 2 February 1819. He was sentenced to seven years' transportation. Jones sailed for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Guilford on 12 May 1820. Jones's indent records that he measured 5 feet 3 ½ inches (1.6 metres), had dark hair and a fair to ruddy complexion. Jones appears to have made tokens for two people: this one for his brother John, and one for Mary.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with cursive text:

T Jones
transported
for 7 years
Agd 16
March 1
1819

Front

Token engraved with cursive text:

Dear John
take not this
amiss for your
unfortunate
Brother has
sent you
this

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated.