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John Dallenger

John Dallenger, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dallenger
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 10th November, 1836
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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 30th January, 2015 wrote:

30/6/1835: TOL Patrick Plains
20/7/1836: TOL cancelled for being absent from his district - Patrick Plains

27/7/1836: Apprehended after absconding from Newcastle Gaol.

10/11/1836: Burial date: died at Newcastle Gaol.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th December, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 120
Age; 35 years. Reads, Married - 5 children
Native Place; Suffolk
Trade or calling; Ploughs & Milks
Offence; House breaking
Trial; Ipswich - 18 Jan 1828 - 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 6 1/4 in

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th November, 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th December, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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