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John Dodds

John Dodds, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dodds
Aliases: John Dodd
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 9th July, 1880
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Northumberland (Town of Newcastle Upon Tyne) Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 131 (67) Bateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969 Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Immigration State Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line]. Citation details: Source: Australian J
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

kimberley connor on 10th May, 2015 wrote:

Died 9/7/1880 Windsor, St Matthews Windsor

D Wong on 10th May, 2015 wrote:

John Dodd was a ‘house carpenter,  he was 21 years old, 5’8” tall, with a ruddy complexion, dark hair and eyes.

September, 1821: Was employed at the New Lumber Yard in Sydney and was victualled from H.M. Magazines.

1822-23: worked for Major George Druitt.

5/5/1823: Married Isabella Bevitt (arrived free, her mother Mary was a convict, and they arrived per ‘lord Melville 1817).  Married at St Philips, Sydney.

John was assigned to his wife.

April 1824: John was assigned a convict mechanic to help him with his work.

1828 Census:  John and Isabella are shown as married with 3 children, Mary Ann aged 5, Sarah aged 3, and Elizabeth 4 months. They were living at O’Connell St, Sydney. John’s occupation is given as a carpenter, P, and still a convict aged 22. This is, in all probability an error as John would have been nearer 30 yrs by this time.

20/11/1837: CP

They moved to South Creek, Windsor, then to Walgett and had 13 children. 
Isabella died 29/4/1860 in Goangra, NSW.

Sometime after the death of Isabella, John moved back to Windsor where he died.

Rob Hayward on 14th October, 2018 wrote:

John Dodds was born in 1798, the son of Ann and Robert. He married Isabella Bevitt on May 5, 1823, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They had 14 children in 23 years. He died on July 9, 1880, in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, having lived a long life of 82 years.

Convict Changes History

kimberley connor on 10th May, 2015 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 131 (67) Bateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969 Ancestry.com. 1828 New South Wale

D Wong on 10th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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