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John Dunn, one of 198 convicts transported on the Persian, 26 June 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 412. Tasmanian Archives.
||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 convicted at Gloucester, England on 7 April 1830. Previous convictions and vagrancy. Gaol Report: “character bad and behaved bad in gaol”. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Persian” arriving 7 Nov 1830.
Single man; aged 20 yrs; a boatman; 5’5 3/4” height.
Native place of birth: Bristol, England.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
Some notes of misconduct and punishments.
1834: assigned to Boats crew
22 May 1839: Ticket of Leave granted.
14 January 1845: Conditional Pardon approved.
N.B. There are several other men named “John Dunn” in the Colony at this time, so difficult to research his life after.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 20th March, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 412. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 412), date of birth: 1