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William Dunn, one of 389 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 10 August 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||York, Beverley General Quarter Sessions
10th August, 1842
28th November, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 390 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 193 (98). 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 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.
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