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John Dalton

John Dalton, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dalton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Carman/labourer
Date of Death: 25th September, 1871
Age: 64 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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 279 (141)
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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D Wong on 26th June, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
JOHN DALTON, Theft > burglary, 15th September 1819.

Reference Number: t18190915-102
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

*Edited Version* - to see full trial details go to Old Bailey website.

JOHN DALTON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Beaten, about ten o’clock in the night of the 23d of August , at St. Botolph Without, Aldgate, with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 3 l.; two 10 l., two 5 l., and thirty 1 l. bank notes , his property.

GEORGE BEATEN. I keep the Golden Anchor, public-house , Butcher-row, Aldgate. On the 23d of August, at eight o’clock at night, I fastened the shutters up - at a quarter before ten I went up stairs, and found the door of my bed-room forced open with a marling-spike and a piece of iron - a chest, which had three locks to it, was broken open, and 64 l. in notes, and 20 l. in silver, taken out; the chest was emptied - my watch was also taken from the head of my bed. When I fastened the door of my room it was necessary to have a candle.

Prisoner’s Defence. I came down, and said to the landlord,
“What did you let the people up for?” but I remember saying nothing more.
GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

1829: TOL Sydney
1833: TOL Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Danny Phillips on 25th June, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 99 years), date of death: 25th September, 1871 (prev. 0000), occupation

D Wong on 26th June, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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