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William Dunn

William Dunn, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1836
Occupation: Labourer
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster Boro of Bolton Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 506. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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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Community Contributions

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.
Father: Michael
Mother: Rosanna
Sister: Rosanna
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

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