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William Dunn

William Dunn, one of 156 convicts transported on the Neptune, 18 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dunn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing 6 fowls
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: 18th March, 1820
Arrival date: 16th July, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW State Records, Colonial Secretary Papers (Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312, page 149)&(NRS 937, Reel 6004-6016, page 45)& Bound Indentures (NRS 12188; Item 4/4007; Microfiche 644). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 268
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

Iris Dunne on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

Indents: conviction 26 May 1819, aged 20, Native of London, Labourer

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta”, dated 20 March 1822, from Sydney, Trade Servant, Sentence 2 years

Colonial Secretary Papers, Return of Prisoners punished at Newcastle May 1822: 25 Lashes, Offence: For getting Coals for himself in Government Hours

Tony Beale on 18th December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

902. WILLIAM DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , six live tame geese, value 1 l. , the goods of William Nicholls .

WILLIAM NICHOLLS . I live in Harrow-road . On the 27th of May, about six o’clock in the morning, I found my place broken open, and six geese taken away. Two locks were broken off the door.

WILLIAM OWEN . I am an officer. About half-past four o’clock in the morning of the 27th of May, I stopped the prisoner in Holborn with the geese in a hamper. He said he brought them from the Plough and Pinner. I could find no such house, and took him to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. A man asked me to carry them.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:

source: NSW State Records, Colonial Secretary Papers (Reels 6020-6040, 6070, Fiche 3260-3312, page 149)&(NRS 937, Reel 6004-6016, page 45)& Bound Indentures (NRS 12188; Item 4/4007; Microfiche 644). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Cla

Tony Beale on 18th December, 2020 made the following changes:

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