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John Dickerson

John Dickerson, one of 300 convicts transported on the Cornwall, 28 February 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dickerson
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes at Ipswich
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Cornwall
Departure date: 28th February, 1851
Arrival date: 11th June, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 56
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

D Speirs on 2nd October, 2012 wrote:

Brother to William Thomas Millington Dickerson (Bardaster 1835).  Married Elizabeth Havers 1 January 1845, Haverhill Suffolk.  Elizabeth never remarried.
Convicted of “inciting a person to assault Mr Ruffle”

D Speirs on 5th October, 2012 wrote:

Records show he could read and claimed to be a widower.  He was 5’4” tall with dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes with white spot on left eye.
Conduct Records CON 33/1/103 p.88 of 303
Indent: CON 14/1/41 p. 368 of 471
Description: CON 18/1/53 p.109 of 194
Source: linc.tas.gov.au

D Speirs on 5th October, 2012 wrote:

Conditional pardon: 3 April 1855

Convict Changes History

D Speirs on 2nd October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815

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