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John Dean

John Dean, one of 160 convicts transported on the Minerva, 25 May 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dean
Aliases: John Read
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
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 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 25th May, 1838
Arrival date: 28th September, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 274. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-12,215,7,L,80
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th August, 2013 wrote:

John Dean was convicted at the CCC, London on 23/10/1837 for stealing a coat & soap (previous conviction). 15yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Minerva’, arriving 29/09/1838.  Ship Surgeon’s report: disorderly.

Born abt 1820 Westminster.
Aged 18yrs; 5’1 1/2”; single; fresh complexion; lt brown hair.
Convict Record states his proper name was “John Read”.

Assignments in Colony.
12/04/1844 1st Class Convict
06/09/1844 3rd Class Convict

several notes of misconduct on record.

Convict Changes History

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

source, alias1, date of birth 1820, gender, crime

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