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William Dunn

William Dunn, one of 299 convicts transported on the Susan, 21 April 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Boatman
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 21st April, 1842
Arrival date: 25th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 73 (38). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 10th September, 2017 wrote:

William DUNN was convicted at Bristol, England on 24 Oct 1841 for stealing a boat and some iron. Previous offences. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Susan’ arriving 24 July 1842. Ship Surgeon’s Report: “very bad”.

Aged 22 yrs; single man; boatman/cooper; 5’4 1/4”; fair complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; tatoo’s and scars. Protestant.
Native place of birth: Bristol
Mother: Sarah
Sister: Mary Ann
Brothers: Edwin & (?)

VDL:
18 month Probation Period.
Work assignments, including at Brown’s River, Jericho, Impression Bay, Cascades, Port Arthur.
Numerous records of misconduct and punishments.

5 Nov 1849: Certificate of Freedom.

Native place of birth: Bristol, England.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 10th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 73 (38). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 73 (38)), gender

Nell Murphy on 10th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), occupation

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