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John Dwyer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Dwyer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Shoemaker
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: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 25th April, 1841
Arrival date: 12th September, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 4 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 9th September, 2019 wrote:

John DWYER was convicted at Dublin City, Ireland on 16 Oct 1840 for desertion (absent 3 days) and previous desertion for 4 months. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Waverley’ arriving 13 Sept 1841.  Ship surgeon’s report: “Good”.

Single man; aged 20 yrs; trade - shoemaker & had been a soldier in the 74th Regiment for 2 yrs, 6 mths ; 5’3” height; Roman Catholic; literate; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; dk Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Tipperary, Ireland.
Mother: Joan (or Jean)
Brothers: Michael, Patrick & Anthony
Sisters: Bridget, Margaret & Catherine

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services. 12 mths Probation Period. 1st Station Gang - Bridgewater.
1842: at Longford
1844: at Launceston
1845: at Deloraince & Westbury
14 July 1846: Ticket of Leave granted
16 Oct 1847: Free, by servitude
1847:  noted he was in ill health

N.B. There are several other convicts of this same name in the Colony.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 9th September, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dwyer, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 9th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), occupation

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