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Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Dodd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1019 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 139 (71)
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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Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

DODD, Christopher
1799 Nov 12 - On list of all grants and leases of land registered in the Colonial Secretary’s Office (Fiche 3267; 9/2731 p.108)
This may also be the same person:

Colonial Secretary Index.
DODDING, Christopher. Per “Atlantic”, 1791

1809 Apr - Produce received from at the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 pp.33, 34)
1816 Nov 16 - Of Hawkesbury. On list of persons who came as convicts and who claimed they were free at the last General Muster, without supporting documentation (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.283)
Memorial (Fiche 3017; 4/1823 No.192)
1824 Dec 31 - Payment made to him (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.435)
1825 Apr 24 - Re curing of tobacco (Reel 6062; 4/1783 p.145)
1825 Sep 15 - A Government Tobacco Planter at Emu Plains. Memorial (Fiche 3129; 4/1841B No.221)
1825 Nov 14,18 - On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.89); on list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.10)


Christopher Dodding appeared to answer to a charge of offering a sum of money to a Clerk employed in the Office of His Excellency’s Secretary, as a bribe for the fraudlent issue of Certificates to two prisoners for life, with intent to defraud the Crown of their labour. The sum amounted to 15£. for 9£ of which he gave a colonial promisory note, with his own note of hand for the remainder : the former was awarded to the Widow and Children of the late W. Green, settler, who unfortunately perished in the River Hawkesbury ; & his own note of hand ordered to be destroyed.— And as the magnitude of the offence demanded exemplary treatment, the offender was ordered to labour for the Crown three years, and to receive fifty lashes at each of the following settlements, viz. Sydney, Parramatta, Castle Hill, and Hawkesbury.
Sydney Gazette, 27 Apr 1806.


List of persons who at the last muster reported themselves as free but who did not produce any certificate, etc, who are now required to obtain such documentation, or they will be considered imposters.

No. | Name |Ship Residence Occupation |
8. Christ. Dodding .. Atlantic, Hawksb
And the foregoing Persons are hereby apprised that the proper time to apply at the Secretary’s Office for the obtaining any of the above Documents, is the first Monday of each Month.
By Command of His Excellency.
J. T. CAMPBELL, Secretary
Sydney Gazette, 30 Nov 1816.


479. CHRISTOPHER DODDINGS, 500, Five hundred acres, parish unnamed, at Bilpin, on the Tomah Road ; bounded on the west by a south line 89 chains, commencing at the Tomah Road, at a place called Bilpin ; on the south by an east line 63 chains ; on the east by a north line 89 chains to the Tomah Road ; and on the north by that road, which is to remain one chain wide.
Promised by Sir Thomas Brisbane, on the 14th November, 1825.
Quit-rent £4 3s. 4d. sterling per annum, commencing 1st January, 1833.
NSW Government Gazette, 17 July 1839.

NOTICE is hereby given, that the following CLAIMS for DEEDS of GRANT of LANDS and TOWN ALLOTMENTS will be ready for the examination of the Commissioners appointed for that purpose under the Act of Council, 5th William IV. No. 21, at the expiration of two months from this date, before which day any Caveat or Counter Claim must be entered at this Office. Due notice will be given of the days appointed for the hearings.
Case No. 571.—Vincent Howell, Of Richmond, and the heir-at-law of George Howell, junior, of Parramatta, by their Attorney, Augustus Hayward, Esq.
Five hundred acres, County of Cook, parish unnamed, at Bilpin, on the Tomah road; bounded on the west by a south line 89 chains commencing at the Tomah Road at a place called Bilpin ; on the south by the east line 63 chains; on the east by a north line 89 chains to the Tomah Road; and on the north -by that road, which is to remain 1 chain wide.
This land was located on an order of Sir Thomas Brisbane, dated 14tk November 1825, in favour of Christopher Doddings, now deceased, who, it is alleged, sold it to the late George Howell, senior, of Windsor, who devised it to his sons Vincent and George, the latter of whom is now likewise deceased.
Deed of Grant is requested to be made to a trustee to use for the benefit if the Claimants.  The above description was advertised in the Gazette of 17th July 1839, page 783, in the name of the promissee.
NSW Government Gazette, 27 Nov 1839.

Maureen Withey on 6th July, 2020 wrote:

In the 1828 census, Christopher Dodding’s wife is listed as Meary Dorand, who came on Sugar Cane 1792:

1828 NSW Census at Evan, South Creek. Landholder, Christefer Doding, resident at South Creek.

Christefer Doding, age 56, F.S. Per “Anbalandtick, 1799, landholder, protestant.

Meary Dorand, age 40, F.S. per Shugarcane, 1792, wife of Chrfr. Doding, catholic. Christopher signed his mark X.
Name of farm – Frogmore, proprietor or Tenant, Cristefer Doding, 8 acres, 8 cleared and cultivated acres. No horses, cattle or sheep.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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