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John Dunbabbin

John Dunbabbin, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dunbabbin
Aliases: John Dunbabin, John Dunbavand
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Waterman
Date of Death: 4th April, 1862
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 373 (188)
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

Andrew Alston on 23rd August, 2016 wrote:

Born at Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire.
After serving his sentence, John appears to have made his way back to England by 1861, dying in Runcorn the following year.
- dunbabin@one-name.org

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
ADM 101/57/8/11817-1817

Folios 10 and 14: John Dunbabbin, Convict, aged 28; disease or hurt, violent griping tortuous pains in his bowels, with incipient desire to stool, dysentery. Taken ill, 10 October 1817. Dismissed 20 November 1817.

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Convict Assignment.
John Dunbabbin, per Ocean, Assigned to William Newton, 9 May 1823, resident George Street.


Convict Index 1791-1873.
John Dunbabbin, per Ocean, 1818, Certificate of Freedom,1 5 Jan 1824. 030/1727.

Convict Changes History

Andrew Alston on 23rd August, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: John Dunbabin, alias2: John Dunbavand, date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th April, 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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