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John Dillon

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dillon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 21st May, 1836
Arrival date: 6th September, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 2nd September, 2020 wrote:

The Printed Convict Indentures state that John Dillon was 19 years old.  He could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of County Westmeath.  He was a shepherd.  John was convicted of street robbery at Westmeath on 2 March 1836 and sentenced to life.  He had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height - 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; complexion dark ruddy and freckled; hair dark brown and eyes brown.  Transport number 189.  Prisoner number 36-1992.
Received ticket of leave in 1844 (number 44/2069)

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 2nd September, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dillon, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1817, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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