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William Dunn, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852
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 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 506. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Leonie Dolley on 11th April, 2013 wrote:
William was sixteen when he was transported. He received a conditional pardon 1856.
Nell Murphy on 11th September, 2017 wrote:
William DUNN was convicted at Bolton, Lancaster, England on 20 Dec 1849 for stealing a dress piece. Previously convicted for stealing shoes. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Equestrian’ arriving 16 Dec 1852.
Aged 16yrs; a labourer; single man; Roman Catholic; can read & write; fair complexion; brown hair; grey eyes.
Native place of birth: Bolton, England.
Brothers: John & Edward (ref. family details as given on Convict Indent)
Permitted to be a Pass Holder upon arrival in VDL.
18 Oct 1853: Ticket of Leave granted.
15 Jan 1856: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Leonie Dolley on 11th April, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1836, gender, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 11th September, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 506. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 50