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John Dean

John Dean, one of 152 convicts transported on the Grenada, 03 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dean
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Ropemaker
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: 3rd May, 1821
Arrival date: 16th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 31 (17)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867

Ticket of Leave Date: 10 January 1828 . No; 28/29
Native Place: LONDON
Date Of Trial: 10 JAN 1821
Complexion: FAIR RUDDY
Height;  5 FT 1 1/2 IN
Hair:  BROWN
Eyes; GREY

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd May, 2020 wrote:


306. SAMUEL HILL and JOHN DEAN were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 56 yards of cotton, value 2 l. 10 s. , the goods of Lionel Mayhew .

LIONEL MAYHEW . I am a linen-draper , and live in Silvester-row, Hackney . This cotton was stolen from my door.

JOSEPH SHERIFF . I am a hat-maker, and live in Grove-place, Hackney. On the 8th of January, about three o’clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoners pass and go towards the prosecutor’s shop; they returned in two or three minutes, and stood conversing together; then one went towards the shop, and in a few minutes both ran back together. One had a white apron, and the other a black one - they undid them. I ran to Mayhew’s, and he missed two pieces of print; we pursued them to the fields, and saw them looking behind them; when they saw us one of them crossed the field; we called Stop thief! and they were taken; one of them dropped the print.

HENRY MORRISON . I heard a cry, and Dean ran by me, I got up to him, and he put himself in a fighting attitude. I knocked him down, and kept him down with my knee. He got up and tried to run, but the posts stopped him, and knocked the print out of his hand - I secured him.

WILLIAM BLAKE . I met Hill with a parcel in his white apron; Dean followed him very close, and said,

“D - n it, go it.” I ran with Sheriff to secure them - they seperated. Morrison secured Dean, and I took Hill.

WILLIAM MERRY . I took the prisoners in charge; they denied knowing each other.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DEAN’S Defence. I met a man who asked me to carry a bundle.

HILL - GUILTY . Aged 20.

DEAN - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd May, 2020 made the following changes:


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