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Dinah Stanford

Dinah Stanford, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dinah Stanford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 416
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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Tony Beale on 2nd November, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 for Diana Stanford Competitor. Suffered from Febris intermittens Appears to have had a fever with headache and elevated temperature and night sweats. Gave diaphretic mixture, to make sweat and antimony. She recovered after 7 days.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures From Guildford England Married protestant who could read has 1 child 5’ 6” ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes. Possibly assigned to J Goodsir

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Refused 4/10/1833 Dinah Stanford 32 bond (life) per ship Competitor (2) refused permission to marry John Gunn 30 free (14 yrs) per ship Recovery. She had stated she was married Rev Samuel Marsden

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Sat 4 Sep 1830 Page 3 Supreme Court.

Judith Barker was indicted for stealing a gown,
the property of Diana Standford, and one shirt, the property of James Todd Goodsir, Esq at Sydney, on the 10th February last.
The articles in question were stolen off a line, on which they had been hung out to dry, on the premises of Mr. Goodsir, and were never heard of until about seven months after, when the gown was recognized on the person of the prisoner, by the
owner, Diana Stanford, an assigned servant to Mr.
Goodsir. The other article was never recovered.
The prisoner was not seen near the premises on the day the robbery was committed.
Counsel for the prisoner objected that the property found was wrong laid in the information ; the alleged owner being an assigned prisoner of the Crown, and could not, in law, hold property.
The, learned Judge held, that against a wrong
doer, she laid sufficient possession to sustain the information. The Jury found the prisoner not guilty.

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Dinah Stanford 20/8/1833 no 33/572. Notes say Suspended for 2 years for living in a state of fornication letter dated 12/9/1833. Man in question was Robert Warn see article below. And cancelled for being at large and prostitution 1835

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)  Sat 27 Jul 1833
Page 2 Police Report. See article

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Refused 6/6/1837 Dinah Stanford 35 bond (life) per ship Competitor refused permission to marry Thomas Hughes bond (7yrs) per ship Camden Rev Richard Taylor Liverpool She stated on arrival she was married.

Maureen Withey on 26th May, 2021 wrote:

... George Collins and Dinah Stanford, for robbing James Tribe, on the King’s highway, at Tillington, of a silver watch, gold seal, and one pound bank note. …
Sussex Advertiser, 31 March 1828.

At the Sussex Assizes, held at Horsham, on Monday the 24th of March, and three following days, before the Hon.  Sir James Burrough, Knt. and Sergeant d’Oyley, George Collins and Dinah Stanford, for highway robbery; William Tapner, Thomas Norman, and Saul Boniface, for sheep stealing; Thomas Slater, Peter and Richard Collins, and Stephen Harding for burglary and Wm. Clark for horse stealing, severally received sentence of death, but were reprieved before the judge left the town.
Hampshire Chronicle, 7 Apr 1828.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 2nd November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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