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John Dean

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dean
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Shoe & bootmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Upper Canada
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Buffalo
Departure date: 28th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th February, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,48,L,80. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th August, 2013 wrote:

John Dean was convicted at the Province of Upper Canada on 10/09/1839 for murder. Life Sentence. He stated he struck his son-in-law Johnny Leslie after he had been hit by him. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania, Australia) on the ‘Buffalo’, arriving 12/02/1840.

Married man, wife Isabella living in Ireland. 3 children.

Assignments in Colony. 3rd Class Pass Holder (Convict Record & Cornwall Chronicle 13/03/1844)

Ticket of Leave: 15/02/1848 (ref. Conduct record & Colonial Times 18/02/1848)
Ticket of Leave revoked (absent from Muster)16/09/1851
Ticket of Leave restored 15/02/1852
Ticket of Leave revoked (absent from Muster) 10/10/1854

Maureen Withey on 5th May, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Appropriation Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-8$init=CON27-1-8p29
1462. John Dean, 5ft 0 ½. Age 57, Boot and shoemaker, tried at Upper Canada, life. Native of Inniskillen.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th August, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 5th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), occupation

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