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William Dunbobbin

William Dunbobbin, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dunbobbin
Aliases: William Dunbabin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1859
Age: 61 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 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 192
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 Marchwiel, Denbighshire. His brother John (1806-1897) was sent to Van Diemen’s Land in 1830 for horse stealing. The rest of the family appear to have been law-abiding.
- dunbabin@one-name.org

Convict Changes History

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

alias1: William Dunbabin, date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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