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Daniel Deacon

Daniel Deacon, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Deacon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th November, 1813
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/so...
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 253 (128)
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 9th March, 2013 wrote:

Daniel was 20 years old, when along with Richard Dillingham (Catherine Stewart Forbes 1832 to VDL)
burgled the house of John Farmer of Steppingley, and stole a box 6d., a drawer 6d., 2 printed books 6d., (neither could read), a guitar 4s., a violin 10s., and 5 pewter plates 2s., both were sentenced to Death and both commuted to transportation for life.

Daniel had 3 previous terms in gaol and was described as a notorious character.  He was 5’5” tall, fair complexion, light hair.

29/8/1832: Assigned to Donald McIntyre, Dart Brook.
1/3/1837: Prisoner, absconded from G Blaxland since 28th February, Maitland.
15/3/1837: Apprehended.
1837: Assigned to the Iron Gang, Newcastle.

1846: TOL Windsor
1/2/1851: CP

Daniel had apparently been married in England, to Amy Fowler (1813-1844) and had a daughter Sarah, B25/4/1831 and was buried 20/6/1855 at Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

12/10/1848: Married Isabella Keffe/Keefe (C1821-13/7/1883) at St Matthew’s, Windsor.  They had no children.

25/5/1866 - An inquest at Windsor Gaol on the body of a confine, Daniel Deacon, better known as “Dan, the waterman”.

He was undergoing a sentence of 6 months and had been in gaol since 17th April last.  He was in good health until 3 weeks ago and had been attended by Dr. Day.

He was a native of Dunstable, England (not far from Flitwick) and was 55 years of age.  He had a tumor in his left side - attributed to intemperance.  Verdict: Death resulted from some internal disease, accelerated by intemperance.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 18th November, 1813, gender, occupation, crime

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