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John Doorby

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Doorby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Port Louis
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Deborah
Departure date: 1845
Arrival date: 5th July, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 2 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 12th August, 2016 wrote:

Doorby (no given name recorded but known as John) was convicted at Port Louis, Mauritius on 2 March 1845 for manslaughter. 10 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Deborah’ arriving 5 July 1845.

Aged 22yrs; labourer; 5’4 /12”; coppertone complexion; black hair; brown eyes; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Calcutta

15 mths Probation. Station Gang - Impression Bay, VDL.
Various assignments of work service.

20 Aug 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
21 June 1853: Conditional Pardon granted.
9 Sept 1856: Certificate of Freedom, at Morven (Evandale)

Nell Murphy on 12th August, 2016 wrote:

Married, 2 children.

Application for Permission to marry, in Colony:
4 Nov 1851 - to Ann (Anne) Mahon (transported per ‘John Calvin’ ship). Approved.

Marriage: at the Manse, Morven (Evandale), Tasmania to Ann Mahon.  John aged 28yrs, widower, labourer. Ann aged 22 yrs, spinster. (noted that he signed his name in his own handwriting)

n.b. There is a birth record for a female child b. 5 May 1852 at Morven, however indexing is under name “Doorly” and mother is given as Ann “Manning”.

n.b. Wife Ann Mahon had a female child, Ellen Mahon b. 9 Oct 1849, prior to their marriage.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th August, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Doorby, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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