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Details for the convict Francis Dalton (1803)

Convict Name:Francis Dalton
Trial Place:Dublin
Trial Date:1802
Arrival Details
Arrival Year:1803
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Francis Dalton is my 4th great grandfather.

Francis was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1779. I have no information on his parents or siblings.

Francis was tried in Dublin in December, 1801 and convicted and sentenced to 14 years transportation in February, 1802 at Cork, Ireland.

He came to Australia on the ship "Rolla" departing Cork on 4th November, 1802 arriving at Port Jackson on 12 May, 1803.

On 3rd of June, 1809 Francis was granted a land lease on the Main Street in the Township of Parramatta.

In 1809 he was given an Absolute Pardon.

He was residing in Parramatta on 1st January, 1810 and received a Land Grant in the District of Parramatta on 1 January, 1810.

On 9th March, 1812 at St. John's Church, Parramatta, Reverend Samuel Marsden married Francis and Esther Wells - whose parents were convicts Robert Wells and Susanna Nairn.

Francis and Esther had five known children, their last born daughter and youngest child, Mary Ann is my 3rd great grandmother.
Submitted by Researcher (Vivian Bugden) on 6 September 2016

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