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John Dobbokin

John Dobbokin, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dobbokin
Aliases: Dobikin, Dobbokin, Dobekin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Weaver/labourer
Date of Death: 3rd August, 1858
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Notts Town Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 496
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 Wong on 13th May, 2013 wrote:

John “Dobikin” (used in most records) was 22 years old on arrival and was transported for “stealing 20 shirts”.  His occupation was a Weaver/Labourer/Waiter.

1837: TOL Patrick Plains.
1837: TOL Holder employed by James Glennie, Patrick Plains.

3/12/1840: COF

1843: Married Catherine O’Conner at Maitland (listed as Dobbikin).  They had 2 or 3 daughters (could not find all the records).

3/8/1858: John died at Bremer River near Ipswich.

14/8/1858: Moreton Bay Courier: This article was inserted by his wife Catherine Dobikin, Bremer River, near Ipswich 11/8/1858 - There had been a report that John was intoxicated at the time of his accident and Catherine wrote to say that this was not so and John had been on a dray, along with his daughter and son-in-law, and his other 12 year old daughter.
He had gone to pick up some goods and to deliver them to a neighbour, Mr Duke of Sandy Creek.  Upon leaving Mr Duke’s at a distance of about 600 yards, the horse missed it’s footing and the dray tipped over, throwing John and his 12 year old daughter into a waterhole.

John Dobikin struck his head on the side of the wheel and fractured his skull, dying instantly.  His daughter was unscathed.

Catherine died at Emmaville in 1891.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th May, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, alias3, date of birth 1808, date of death 3rd August, 1858, gender, occupation, crime

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