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Daniel Deacon, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||18th November, 1813
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 253 (128)
||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 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.
1837: Assigned to the Iron Gang, Newcastle.
1846: TOL Windsor
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