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John Dempsey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dempsey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, "Foreign", 1814-1856 2. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842 5. Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, New South Wales Male A-K 1820 6. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822 7. Census and Population Books, 1811-1825, Parramatta (Baulkham Hill), 1822, (Bo
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Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 22 May: Robert Espie, the “Dorothy’s” surgeon superintendent, writes that John Dempsey’s handcuffs were removed (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 3 June: Robert Espie writes that John Dempsey was one of several “quiet, orderly men” who were “unironed” (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep)

1820, 10 June: Espie writes that John Dempsey was “double ironed for misconduct on the previous night” (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820, 28 June: Dempsey was “unironed” when the ship was off Rio De Janeiro Harbour (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep)

1820: John Dempsey, 26, arrived Sydney, NSW, on 19 Sep 1820 (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842).

1820: John Dempsey (see Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, New South Wales Male A-K 1820).

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

1822: General muster, John Dempsey with the Windsor Road Gang (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822).

1822: John Dempsey, convict, Parramatta (see Census and Population Books, 1811-1825, Parramatta (Baulkham Hill), 1822, (Book 3)).

1822, 19 December: On list of prisoners victualled at Windsor;  overseer is Hugh Wallace Hossack, also per “Dorothy” (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Main Series of Letters Received, 1788-1826, p108).

1823, 9 August: Convicted by John Brabyn Esq at Windsor, sentenced to 12 months (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856).

1823, 18 August: Admitted to Sydney Gaol, sentenced by John Brabyn for “enabling a child to steal …from a cart”, to 12 months at Port Macquarie (see Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance Book Sydney 1819-1833).

1823, 8 September: Transported per the “Sally” to Port Macquarie – one of 29 prisoners (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, “Foreign”, 1814-1856).

Dianne Jones on 26th June, 2020 wrote:

CRIME: Felony of a handkerchief; tried and convicted June 1819 (see NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849).

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 wrote:

Occupation: Also given as a stable boy (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788-1849; by Peter Mayberry).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, "Foreign", 1814-1856 2. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dempsey, alias1: , alia

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, "Foreign", 1814-1856 2. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Convict

Dianne Jones on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Outside The Colony, "Foreign", 1814-1856 2. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 3. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 4. NSW Convict

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