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John Dunn

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kinnear
Departure date: 10th July, 1842
Arrival date: 23rd October, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 24th March, 2019 wrote:

John DUNN was convicted at Carlow, Ireland on 5 April 1842 for larceny - stealing a pr of shoes. One conviction before.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Kinnear” arriving 23 Oct 1842.

Single man; aged 20 yrs; a clerk; 5’4 3/4” height.
Native place of birth: Port Allington, Queens County, Ireland.
Father: Thomas (ref. details as recorded in VDL official records)

Colony of VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period
Several notes of misconduct
10 April 1844: abscond. Transportation sentence extended 18 mths. Sent to Coal Mines.
20 Nov 1846: at Macquarie Harbour - disobedience. hard labour 1 mth - a notoriously harsh penal settlement.
22 June 1848: Hobart - misconduct and assault a constable. 6 mths hard labour, in chains.
9 Oct 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
6 Dec 1850: Free Certificate issue

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dunn, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 24th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), occupation

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