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John Dunn

John Dunn, one of 224 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 18 November 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Blacksmith/horse shoer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Montreal Lower Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 18th November, 1834
Arrival date: 3rd March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 472. Tasmanian Archives.
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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Nell Murphy on 20th March, 2019 wrote:

John DUNN was stationed in Canada with the ....Regiment.  Charged and convicted at the Montreal Court Martial, Lower Canada with desertion, on 3 March 1834. Noted as single, quiet and orderly. Life sentence and transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Waterloo” arriving 2 March 1835.

Aged 26 yrs; single man; blacksmith & groom; 6’1” height; dark complexion; dk brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.  Several notes of misconduct and punishments.
22 Sept 1843: Ticket of Leave granted.

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY:
8 Sept 1845 - John DUNN per ‘Waterloo’ to Jane ARNOTT per ‘Margaret’. Ref. 52/1/2

MARRIAGE:
1 Oct 1845 - John DUNN, aged 34yrs, a smith to Jane ARNOTT, aged 35yrs, at St. George’s Church, Hobart. (ref. 37/1/4 no. 1653)

Nell Murphy on 21st March, 2019 wrote:

Although there are many persons named “John DUNN” in the Colony at this time, research on his wife, Jane ARNOTT, reveals that he was charged with the death of her. (ref. convict conduct record, inquest.)

DEATH of wife Jane DUNN:
1867: Killed by husband John DUNN.  Coronor’s inquest and memo 30 August 1867.  (ref. noted on her Conduct Record, Tasmanian Archives & Inquest ref 195/1/51 no. 6274)
Inquest statement: “that John DUNN of Little Oyster Cove, did inflict one mortal wound on the forehead of the said Jane DUNN on the sixth day of August 1867 from which she died”.

Further research needed for outcome of what criminal charges were made.

Nell Murphy on 22nd March, 2019 wrote:

COURT CASE:
Hobart Supreme Court 9 Sept 1867 - John DUNN appeared, charged with wilful murder of his wife, Jane DUNN.  Full details of the case in the newspaper “The Tasmanian Times” 10 Sept 1867. A group of friends had spent the day together at the Dunn’s hut and there was some doubt as to whether he had deliberately thrown the hammer at his wife or just across the room. The prisoner claimed he was innocent. The Jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter.
Verdict, at Supreme Court - 8 years imprisonment. (The Tasmanian Times 14 Sept 1867)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 472. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 472), gender: m, crime

Nell Murphy on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), occupation

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