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Denis White

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Denis White
Aliases: Denny, Dennis
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849. 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep. 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Male L-Y 1820. 4. NSW Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Wales Male K-Y 1821. 5. NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822. 6. Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867, Registers of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - De
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Dianne Jones on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

1820: Denis White, 30, native place Dublin; felony of saddles, sentenced to 7 years in February 1820 (see NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849).

1820, 29 May: 1820, 22 June: One of several convicts “unironed”, as reported by Robert Espie, surgeon superintendent, in his journal (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820: Denis White, per Dorothy (see NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Male L-Y 1820).

1821: Denis White, per Dorothy (see NSW Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Wales Male K-Y 1821).

Dianne Jones on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

1822: Dennis White per Dorothy, general servant assigned to William Jackson, Windsor (NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster 1822).

1827, 15 February: Granted Certificate of Freedom, aged 36, 5’8¼”, brown/black, pitted complexion, dark brown hair, black eyes (see Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867, Registers of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

1829, 19 January: Admitted to Sydney Gaol – Denis White, free; stealing fruit, labour for 3 months; discharged 18 April, Parramatta (NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930,Entrance Book Sydney 1825-1832).

1830, 31 May: Denny White, drunkenness, convicted and fined 5/- or 3 hours in the stocks (see NSW Criminal Court Records, 1830-1945, Bench of Magistrates Bench of Magistrates, Sydney: Punishment Book, 1830-1831).

1830, 7 October: Dennis White, drunkenness, convicted and fined 5/- or 3 hours in the stocks (see NSW Criminal Court Records, 1830-1945, Bench of Magistrates Bench of Magistrates, Sydney: Punishment Book, 1830-1831).

1830, 21 October: Dennis White, on a drunk and assault charge, was found guilty and ordered “to find sureties to keep the peace, himself in £20 and two others in £10 each, and in default to be imprisoned and fined 5/- or two hours in the stocks” (see Criminal Court Records, 1830-1945,Bench of Magistrates Bench of Magistrates, Sydney: Punishment Book, 1830-1831).

1830, 21 October: Denis White admitted to Sydney gaol; bond; tailor; for bail, discharged 21 September 1831 (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance and Description Book Sydney 1831-1847).

1830, 23 October: The above incident was reported in the NSW Gazette: “Denis White was charged with coming home to his lodgings in a state of intoxication, and furiously assaulting his landlord, one John Hagan, no previous provocation having been given. The Bench, having satisfied themselves as to the truth of the allegations, sentenced him to survey the market six hours in the stocks, for being drunk, and to provide two sureties in the sum of £10 each, as well as his own for £20, to guarantee his preservation of the public peace during the ensuing twelve months.” (Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p3: Police Incidents)

1833, 26 December: Prisoner #2952 Denis White admitted to Sydney gaol; 5’8¾”, slender build, sallow complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes; bond; Catholic; a tailor by trade; sentenced to labour for 14 days (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Entrance and Description Book Sydney 1831-1847).

Dianne Jones on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

About 1837: Denis White went to Maitland around this time (see court case in 1862, below).

1855, 31 October: A report in the Maitland Mercury, p3: “DRUNKENNESS - On Friday Denis White and Mary Ann Dawson pleaded guilty to charges of drunkenness, before the bench, at West Maitland. The former was fined 10s or 24 hours in the cells, the latter 20s or 48 hours in the cells.” (Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Wed 31 Oct 1855, p3)

1862, 16 May: Report in The Monitor, extract as follows: “MOFFAT V. WHITE. This was an action [by Mr Moffatt] to recover £55 10s., namely, £10 10s. for each of three attendances in the Police court, to defend defendant’s wife [Sarah McGee] on a charge of keeping a brothel, and for £3 paid on account of the wife, and the rest for expenses attending her trial at the Quarter Sessions [on 31 July 1858].

Defendant pleaded, except as to £12, never indebted, which £12 he had already paid. A third plea was, that no signed bill was delivered within one calendar month of the issuing of the writ of action…

Denis White, the defendant, a feeble labourer, 84 years of age, deposed that he had lived in Maitland twenty five years. For twelve years past his wife would live in Sydney, but he went backwards and forwards to see her… After a short consideration, the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff for £15 15s., less £5 he had received, being at the rate of £5 5s. a day.” [Mrs White had been convicted of keeping a brothel, and was sentenced to 12 months’ jail and fined £50.] (The Monitor, 16 May 1862, p5: Banco Court)

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849. 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep. 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Male L-Y 1820.

Dianne Jones on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849. 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep. 3. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, NSW Male L-Y 1820. 4. NSW Australia, Settler and Convic

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