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Daniel Tindall

Daniel Tyndall, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Tindall
Aliases: Tindall, Tindale
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1758
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 28th January, 1827
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: High treason
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session Gaol Delivery and Oyer and Terminer
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 194 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 394
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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Peter Morris on 30th December, 2011 wrote:

Daniel and Thomas Newman and William Lander were all put on the Duke of Portland (1807).  Allegedly they and 7 others were found guilty of plotting to kill the king, Geo.III.  Their leader was Col. Despard who was sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered, along with 6 others.  Refer E.P. Thompson’s, The Making of the English Working Class for details of the alleged crime.  Also refer http://www.exclassics.com/newgate/ for more detailed account and all names are included.
My wife descends from Daniel Tyndall (also Tindall and Tindale) via his daughter Susannah.  Daniel worked as a carpenter in Sydney.  His wife Amelia Jane (nee Doyle)came to the colony with their 4 children aboard HMS Kangaroo in 1814.  Two more children were born here.
If you want more detail please advise.

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 wrote:

Daniel and Amelia (known as Jane) were married in 28/11/1792, they had 4 children in England and 2 more after Jane’s arrival in NSW.

1814: TOL
1817: CP

28/1/1827: Daniel died in Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Jane then married Charles Palmer and she died in 1854.

Helen Saville on 9th November, 2014 wrote:

Daniel Tyndall is buried at Liverpool NSW and his headstone is in the Liverpool Pioneers Memorial Park near St Lukes.  I am descended in my father’s line from his and Amelia Jane’s daughter Mary who married convict Stephen Burcher who arrived on the Surrey in 1814.  Stephen Burcher’s headstone is also at Liverpool and Mary is buried at West Maitland.

Phil Hands on 28th October, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at the Surrey Special Session Gaol Delivery and Oyer and Terminer on 20th January 1803 of High Treason for his part in a plot to kill King George III in 1803 (known as the *Despard Conspiracy*). He was sentenced to be hung, drawn and quartered in February 1803 but he and two other men were given a reprieve - their sentence was commuted to transportation for life.
Left England arround January 1807.
Ship:- the ‘Duke of Portland’ sailed with 189 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 27th July 1807.

Daniel was given a Ticket of Leave in March, 1814 and emancipated by Governor Macquarie in 1817.
Daniel died on 28th January 1827 at Sydney age 69.
Jane died on 12th August 1854 at Liverpool, New South Wales age 77.

* The Despard Plot was a failed 1802 conspiracy by British revolutionaries led by Colonel Edward Marcus Despard , a former army officer and colonial official. Evidence presented in court suggested that Despard planned to assassinate the monarch George III and seize key strong points in London such as the Bank of England and Tower of London as a prelude to a wider uprising by the population of the city. The British Government was aware of the plot five months before the scheduled date of attack, however waited to arrest to gain enough evidence. One week before the scheduled attack, Despard and his co-conspirators were arrested at a pub in Lambert on suspicion of plotting an uprising, and at their trial were all found guilty and sentenced to be ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’, (it was the last time that anyone received that sentence in England).
Prior to execution the sentence was commuted to simple hanging and beheading, amid fears that the draconian punishment might spark public dissent. Despard was executed on the roof of the gatehouse at Horsemonger Lane Gaol, in front of a crowd of at least 20,000 spectators, on 21st February 1803. This was the largest public gathering until the funeral of Lord Nelson following the Battle of Trafalgar. After the hanging Colonel Despard was first cut down, his body placed upon sawdust, and his head upon a block; after his coat and waistcoat had been taken off, his head was severed from his body, by persons engaged on purpose to perform that ceremony. The executioner then took the head by the hair and, carrying it to the edge of the parapet on the right hand, held it up to the view of the populace, and exclaimed: “This is the head of a traitor, Edward Marcus Despard.” The same ceremony was performed on the parapet at the left hand.

Hull packet Tuesday 25th January 1803 p 3
The Special Commission issued for the trial of the persons concerned in the Oakley-street meeting, was opened at the New Sessions House in Southwark, yesterday morning.
After hearing one of the most able, impartial, and humane charges, ever delivered by a Judge on such an occasion, from Lord Chief Justice Ellenborugh, the Grand Jury retired, and at a quarter past eight o’clock in the evening returned a true bill against thirteen of the persons named in the indictment, viz.:
Edward Marcus Despard, William Lander, Arthur Graham, Thomas Broughton, Thomas Phillips, Daniel Tindall, John Doyle, George Sedgwick Wratton; John Wood; John Francis, Thomas Newman, Samuel Smith; and J. McNamara. - Charles Pendrill was left in Newgate; Winterbottom, no bill found; and John Conolly was admitted in evidence.
The prisoners were then remanded; and after a consultation of the Officers of the Crown, as when the copy of the bill of indictment, lists of, witnesses and jurors could be served upon them, the Court adjourned to Saturday the 5th day of February, then to proceed to the arraignment, when it was understood they would adjourn until the following Monday (February 7th) to proceed to the trial of the prisoners.

Convict Changes History

Peter Morris on 30th December, 2011 made the following changes:

gender m

D Wong on 24th April, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Tindall, alias2: Tindale, date of birth: 1758 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th January, 1827 (prev. 0000)

Phil Hands on 28th October, 2017 made the following changes:

surname: Tindall (prev. Tyndall)

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