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John Deavey

John Deavey, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Deavey
Aliases: Davey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: All country work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Athlone Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 396
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

Maureen Withey on 11th February, 2021 wrote:

Captivity Hulk Records. HO-9-8-3.  see page 16/51
– 30 prisoners received from ?? (writing very faint) Dec and sent on Duke of Portland. Jan 1807
Only details recorded are ages and sentences.
John Davey, 24.

Convict Changes History

abi on 1st August, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 11th February, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Davey

Gail Robyn Newman on 27th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1775 (prev. 0000)

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