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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: 1823
Occupation: Butcher
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 Life

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: Life
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 9th September, 2019 wrote:

John DWYER was convicted at Sydney, New South Wales for insubordation - striking a senior officer, Col. Jackson in the 99th Regiment, on 15 Jan 1846. Had been in the Regiment for 4 yrs, 5 mths. Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Louisa’ arriving there 26 April 1846.

Aged 23yrs; single man; trade - a butcher & soldier; 5’7 1/2” height; sallow complexion; black hair; brown eyes; Roman Catholic.
Native place of birth: Co. Waterford, Ireland.
Father: Edward (ref. convict record)

Colony of VDL:
30 months Probation Period
1st stationed at Port Cygnet
Several notes of misconduct
1854: Absconded. 18 mths hard labour, in chains.
22 Jan 1856: Ticket of Leave granted
1856: at Launceston
4 Sept 1860: Conditional Pardon approved.

N.B. There are several other convicts by the same name.

Convict Changes History

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

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Dwyer, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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