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John Dorman

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dorman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 68 years

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 Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 18th November, 1821
Arrival date: 9th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents
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D Wong on 4th April, 2019 wrote:

19/8/1820 Downpatrick Assizes Co.:
William Lemon and John Dorman for uttering a forged note of the Belfast Commercial Bank, knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud Robert Johnston; also for uttering the same with intent to defraud the Banking Company.

William Lemon was also on board.

John Dorman was 25 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Down County.

John was 5’10” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, stout.

Occupation: Weaver/labourer.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
DORMAN, John. Per “Southworth”, 1822

1822 Jun 24, Oct 11:  On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D pp.28, 29)

1823 Jan 2:  On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Bathurst (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.131)

1824 Aug 27:  On list of prisoners lately received at Bathurst (Reel 6028; 2/8283 pp.109-11)

1825 Apr 30-Dec 31:  On lists of men on the Government Stock Establishment at Bathurst (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.237-359)

18/9/1829: TOL Bathurst.
7/5/1830: TOL altered to the district of Emu Plains.

10/7/1832: TOL Penrith - in lieu of TOL dated 18/9/1829 cancelled.

22/5/1834: At Narellan - Permission to marry Catherine Steel (Princes Royal) - she was 31 and on bond - John was 37 with a TOL.

1834: NSW BDM - Married at Church of England Cobbitty, Narellan - Catherine listed as Riglan or Steal.
Children listed on the NSW BDM:
1834: Margaret
1838: Jane

30/10/1840: CP
1/1/1841: CP

21/2/1852 The Goulburn Herald:
I HEREBY give notice to all persons not to give trust to my wife, CATHERINE DORMAN, she having left her home without any just cause or provocation, and she having been found this morning
in a state of intoxication, and in bad company.
12th February, 1852.

19/6/1858 The Goulburn Herald:
By special licence, on the 16th instant, at the Scots’ Kirk. by the Rev. William Ross. Miss Jane, second daughter of Mr. John Dorman, to Mr. W. J. Smith, both of Mummel.

2/2/1859 The Goulburn Herald:
I HEREBY CAUTION any person or persons from giving credit to my wife, CATHERINE DORMAN, as she has not my consent to incur any debt on my account.
Mummel, 28th January, 1859.

28/1/1860 Goulburn Herald:
Catherine Dorman summoned John Dorman for a separate maintenance, having, as she stated, been compelled to leave his house, on the 15th instant, through his ill treatment.  Defendant was ordered to pay ten shillings per week into the hands of the chief constable for twelve months for his wife’s support.

3/9/1864 The Goulburn Herald:
POLICE REPORT.-On Wednesday, John Dorman
was adjudged to pay the sum of £5 1s. 6d., amount of wages due to Richard Quinn, together with costs.

1865: NSW BDM - John Dorman, aged 73 years, at Goulburn.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi Ancestry Convict Indents (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dorman, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of death: 1865,

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