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John Dudgeon

John Dudgeon, one of 254 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 12 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dudgeon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Horsehair weaver
Date of Death: 1884
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 12th April, 1843
Arrival date: 19th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 253 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 266 The Argus May 2nd 1884, Trove.
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

Denise Probert on 2nd November, 2019 wrote:

He became a wealthy tobacco magnate in Victoria founding the Dudgeon and Arnell tobacco company employing about 250 people. He was a generous lender of money to hundreds of people, but ironically pursued hundreds in court for non repayment! Property @ probate valued @ 67,868 pounds. PROV
He sent his sons to the top private schools in Victoria. His daughters were educated privately @ home. He took eldest son Arthur on a Grand Tour of the world in 1882 and surprised his siblings unannounced in London and south England to “mend fences”.

Convict Changes History

Denise Probert on 2nd November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 266 The Argus May 2nd 1884, Trove. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 266), date

Iris Dunne on 2nd November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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