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Ferdinand Dowland

Ferdinand Dowland, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ferdinand Dowland
Aliases: Doolan, Dowlan
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1754
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th February, 1827
Age: 73 years

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 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 292 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9 (6)
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

D Wong on 2nd February, 2015 wrote:

Ferdinand was transported for attempting to sell a stolen horse, value 30 shillings.
He was 32 years old and was listed as a “Dustman”

4/9/1793: Married Jane Jackson alias Esther Roberts (Lady Penrhyn).

24 October 1795 - Listed as Free and Off-stores
1806 - Working as a fisherman.

24/2/1827: Ferdinand died at the Sydney Benevolent Asylum and was buried at St Phillips, Sydney.  Buried as Ferdinand DOOLAN

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd February, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Doolan, alias2: Dowlan, date of birth: 1754 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th February, 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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