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William Dunn

William Dunn, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York, Beverley General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 10th August, 1842
Arrival date: 28th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 390 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 193 (98). 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 4th June, 2013 wrote:

Williams trade was a Schoolmaster. He died in the hospital at Cascades.

Nell Murphy on 11th September, 2017 wrote:

William DUNN was convicted at Beverley QS, York, England on 30 Dec 1839 for burglary - stealing nickle plate and groceries. Gaol Report: “not known before”. Hulk Report: “good”. Stated he had been in the 13th Regiment Dragoons for 4 yrs 7 mths. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Moffatt’ arriving 28 Nov 1842.  Ship Surgeon’s report: “orderly”.

Single man; school master; 5’9”; aged 27yrs; can read & write; Protestant; ruddy complexion; light brown hair; brown eyes. had been afflicted by a stroke of the left side of his body. Marks of cupping.

VDL:
20 months Probation Period.
Assigned to various work services.
Several records of misconduct.
20 April 1847: absconded and remained at large until apprehended. 30 days solitary confinement.
27 Aug 1851: Absconded. 9 mths imprisonment with hard labour at Cascades (south of Hobart).

24 Oct 1851: Died, at hospital.

Native place of birth: Roos, East Riding, York, England. (ref. Convict Indent)
Father: George - at native place

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 4th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815, date of death 1851, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 11th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 193 (98). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Numb

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