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John Dolan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dolan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 20th June, 2020 wrote:

1820: 7 years for sheep stealing, convicted Roscommon, Summer 1819 (NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849).

1820, 1 June: One of several prisoners “unironed”, according to a report by the Dorothy’s surgeon superintendent, Robert Espie, in his journal (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820: John Dolan, per Dorothy (see NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834).

1820, 29 September: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Dorothy” and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, p292).

Dianne Jones on 20th June, 2020 wrote:

1823, 1 March: Permission from the Governor for Robert Townson to extend his grazing run and to place several men, mainly convicts, in charge of his flocks and herds. John Dolan, shepherd, per Dorothy, is one of the men (see Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, p379).

1826, 27 July: Certificate of Freedom – John Dolan, shepherd, 45 (see NSW Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867; Register of Certificates of Freedom).

1858, 17 February: A John Dolan died at Drayton, Qld, in 1858. His death was registered in 1859, no. 000653 (see Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985).

BEFORE HIS CONVICTION:

A John Dolan (born 1772) and Mabel O’Dea (born 1772) registered the birth of their son James Dolan on 13 June 1792 at Athlone, Roscommon. When that son James Dolan married at Athlone, Roscommon, on 18 May 1818, his father was not a witness, suggesting he was deceased or perhaps he was in jail awaiting trial on charges of sheep stealing? (see http://www.rootsireland.ie)

Dianne Jones on 28th June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 2 April: John Dolan, a “convict from the County Roscommon” was admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.

1820, 15 April: From Kilmainham he was “sent on board the Convict Ship” with five other prisoners from Roscommon (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924, Dublin Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 20th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 (prev. ), firstname: John, sur

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