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John Dalton

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dalton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Boyd
Departure date: 10th March, 1809
Arrival date: 14th August, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 63 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au. / State Recrod of NSW Convict Ship Indexes -Boyd 1809 "Dalton" / freemans Journal, 9 January 1808, p 3 /Sydney Gazettes 13 May 1815 and 20 May 1815.
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Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 wrote:

John Dalton was transported for 7 years on “Boyd” for stealing pot-ashes, convicted at Dublin Quarter Sessions before the Recorder, on 7 Jan’y 1808.

“Peter Gallaghan and John Dalton for stealing five hudred weight of pot-ashes from Darcy (?) Jones Esq. Callaghan not guilty. Dalton guilty; to be transported for seven years. Gallaghan to find security for his future good behaviour, himself in forty pounds and two sureties in twenty pounds each.”

Dalton served his seven years, worked for a bit and then got himself out of NSW presumably back to Ireland as soon as he could.

in 1811 Muster he was a convict mustered at Sydney.
In 1814, he was mustered at Sydney, a convict, bricklayer.

January 1815 - Certificate of Freedom.

John Dalton had apparently been working hard to earn money to be able to leave the colony and presumably return to Ireland:

13 May 1815 - Dalton’s notice in newspaper that he would give a reward to anyone restoring to him a note of hand that he had lost on the previous Saturday, to the amount of 10l, together with currency for 1l that he had lost. Presumably he needed this amount to be able to leave NSW. He cautioned the public against taking the note in payment, stating it was drawn in favour of Thos Howard, and payable to him, John Dalton.  He would give a reward of One pound.

He must have had the note returned to him . because another week later he gave notice that he was leaving in the “Frederick” .  (Syd Gaz 20/5/1815 p.2)

John Dalton per “Boyd” does not appear in records again.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 29th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dalton, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 made the following changes:

source: http://members.pcug.org.au. / State Recrod of NSW Convict Ship Indexes -Boyd 1809 "Dalton" / freemans Journal, 9 January 1808, p 3 /Sydney Gazettes 13 May 1815 and 20 May 1815. (prev. http://members.pcug.org.au), date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000),

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