Front

Pierced token crudely engraved with cursive text:

Remember
me
Mary Kelly

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Pierced token crudely engraved with cursive text:

James
Kelly 17
Lagd 7 Yrs
1818

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.

Diameter: 35.0mm, thickness: 3.0mm. Object number: 2008.0039.0028

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