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Dorah Dooley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dorah Dooley
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 13th March, 1877
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John William Dare
Departure date: 28th December, 1851
Arrival date: 22nd May, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 19 other convicts


Primary source: Linc, Tasmanian Government
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Andrea Hill on 21st July, 2017 wrote:

Gave birth to a child, Dennis Dooley, on board the John William Dare on 7th April, 1852.

D Wong on 22nd July, 2017 wrote:

Dorah was listed as 30 years old on arrival, 5’0 1/2” tall, pale complexion, black hair, grey eyes, mole on right cheek, scar over right eyebrow, scar under right eye, moles on left cheek, native place: Kings County, Ire.

2/12/1856: Permission to marry Thomas Chatter, (Bengal Merchant 1828) free.

5/1/1857: Married Thomas CHATTO/CHATTERS - registered at Clarence - he was 40, a brickmaker, and she 35 and a spinster.

25/8/1857: TOL
6/4/1858: TOL revoked, AWOL
28/2?/1859: Free Certificate, Hobart.

26/10/1859: Son Thomas Chatters born Brighton, Tas. Died 17/4/1939 New Norfolk.

25/12/1864: Son Christopher ‘Chatters’ born at Sorell - father listed as a labourer.

13/3/1877: Dorah died aged 48 at the General Hospital, Hobart, of Phthisis (TB) and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Andrea Hill on 21st July, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Linc, Tasmanian Government (prev. ), firstname: Dorah, surname: Dooley, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1822, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 1822), date of death: 13th March, 1877 (prev. 0000)

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