Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

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

References

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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Dale was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Dale?

Contribute to this record

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:

Errors(2):
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:

source

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au