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John Dale

John Dale, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 52 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 corn.
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: National library Australia,ISBN 0-646-05020-6, "300 years down the Dales of time". Tasmanian Archives - convict. Indent of personal details pg 87 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-7,263,87,S,80. Conduct record pg 41 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-11,206,41,S,80.
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

brian Mitchelson on 17th October, 2013 wrote:

married Ellen Sweeney,convict #407 in double wedding with brother Jeremiah #1200 and Ellen Talbot #194,C.of E. at Battery point,Hobart,8/9/1845.Brother Jeremiah # 1200 attended.5 convicts altogether. Took steamship “Kangaroo to mainland,near Portland.Now several thousand descendants,including my wife.Fascinating story.

brian Mitchelson on 21st October, 2013 wrote:

Death Date: delete “1852”,replace with “1866”
also delete"brother Jeremiah #1200 attended” (wedding) replace with “brother Thomas #1185 attended”
Add: Johns wife,Ellen (Sweeney) was an inmate at Cascades womens factory prison.

brian Mitchelson on 21st October, 2013 wrote:

Error#3:you have age at death 38.Delete and replace with age at death 52.
He was riding a horse on a slippery wooden bridge when the horse slipped and threw him,fracturing his skull fatally.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st October, 2013 wrote:

John Dale was convicted at Norfolk on 09/03/1836 for stealing. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Eden’ arriving 22/12/1836.

Ticket of Leave 05/01/1841
Conditional Pardon 18/11/1842

Convict Changes History

brian Mitchelson on 17th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1814, date of death 1852, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1866

Carol Axton-Thompson on 21st October, 2013 made the following changes:


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