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John Dale

John Dale, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 28th August, 1873
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Essex Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 379 (191)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

John Dale was listed as 22 years old on arrival and was transported for “Stealing 2 geese from Mrs Bowsett at Raley” (the native place of John Dale).

John was 5’4” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, slightly pockpitted, deep hole under left jaw bone, heart back of right hand, JD SD inside of left arm, scar across joint of left knee.

John was married with 1 child.

1830 Muster: On loan to Mr Bisbee
1832 Muster: On load to Mr George Turnley
1833 Muster: TOL
July 1835: Free Certificate.

1841: Married Elizabeth Islet/Islett – 6 children.
Elizabeth was born C1818 and arrived as an assisted immigrant on the Sarah 1835 – she had 3 children previous to her marriage to John.

28/8/1873: John died at Patrick Street, Hobart – listed as a Labourer aged 64 and he died of General Debility.
John was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, paupers section.

Dianne on 23rd March, 2016 wrote:

John Dale was born in Rayleigh Essex as stated on his convict record with birth place recorded as Raley.His father was also named John as stated on his marriage certificate to Sussanah Hymas.
His marriage to Sussanah Hymas was dated 20 February 1826 in the Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, Essex at St Dunstans Church.Both John and Sussanah were seventeen both minors both fathers sign approving the marriage.
One child was born to the marriage as yet name unknown.
John was then sent out to Tasmania then known as Van Diemans Land. He was free in 1835 and married Elizabeth Islet in 1841 who already had three children to John. They married in the Holy Trinity Church Hobart and their children at that time were all baptised on that same day. William, Caroline and John islet as they were named. I believe Elizabeth name to be iles or ilet. John was a sawyer most of his life and lived with Elizabeth and their children William, Caroline, John,Elizabeth,Susan, Frances, Jemima, Mary, Elijah,and Abraham Dale. Elizabeth and Susan died in infancy.John was a sawyer and this also was establish not only by his convict record also by the births of his children. Though on his marriage certificate he stated he was a seaman. He died a pauper at Patrick Street Hobart leaving behind his widow Elizabeth.

Convict Changes History

Dianne on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1873 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 28th August, 1873 (prev. 1873), occupation, crime

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