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John Dunn, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821
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life span was 60 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 12
||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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Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 December 2019), December 1820, trial of JOHN DUNN (t18201206-109).
JOHN DUNN, Theft > pocketpicking, 6th December 1820.
109. JOHN DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , one handkerchief, value 6 s., the goods of Leonard Richard Willan , from his person .
MR. LEONARD RICHARD WILLAN . I live in Queen-square. On the 27th of November I was in Oxford-street , Boston came up with a handkerchief, and asked if I had not lost one? I felt and missed it. I had used it just before.
JOHN BOSTON . I am apprentice to Mr. Hall, who is a coachmaker, and lives in Red Lion-square. I saw the prisoner and another lad following several gentlemen, I followed them for a quarter of an hour, and in Argyle-street, Mr. Willan passed with two females, they both went up to him - I saw the prisoner come away with a handkerchief, wiping his eye with it. I seized him, took it from him, and shewed it to Mr. Willan.
HENRY YATES . I took the prisoner in charge, and found two other handkerchiefs on him, one with the corner cut off.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I picked it up.
GUILTY . Aged 18.
Transported for Life .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.
Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/2 1821
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.
Folio 17: 10th May 1821; James Haynes in double irons for fighting and swearing, also Henry Abbott for swearing. Issued each man and boy a gill of wine excepting John Haynes, Henry Abbott, John Dunn and Samuel Davis, the two latter I put also in irons for fighting.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime