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John Dascombe

John Dascombe, one of 154 convicts transported on the Stratheden, 31 July 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dascombe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 1868
Age: 44 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 10 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Stratheden
Departure date: 31st July, 1845
Arrival date: 25th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 154 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 357 (180)
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

C. Wood on 2nd July, 2012 wrote:

John Milton Dascombe was an exile, imprisoned in Pentonville Prison, London, from 28.9.1843 until his departure for Port Phillip on the ‘Stratheden’ in 1845, arriving in Williamstown on 27.1.1846. Apparently he made a fortune in Victoria and returned to England. A copy of a letter he wrote is in Henry Mayhew and John Binney’s The Criminal Prisons of London, pp.55-56, in which he describes his religious conversion.

Convict Changes History

C. Wood on 2nd July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824-00-00, date of death 1868-00-00, gender m

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