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John Dawes

John Dawes, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dawes
Aliases: Knight (alias)
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Bucks Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 4th January, 1834
Arrival date: 9th May, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 258
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 31st December, 2012 wrote:

John Dawes was transported for stealing 1 mare, value £20, the property of Robert Spackman, surgeon of Lutterwroth.

John Dawes jumped overboard at Plymouth.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st December, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1 Knight (alias) (prev. Knight (Alias)), gender, crime

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