Convict Register Details

Midwest WA Heritage Convict Register Details

Convict Registry ID:486

GIVEN NAMESEdward William
BIRTH/DEATH22.05.1830 Liverpool, Lancashire – 04.02.1881 Geraldton Hospital
BRITISH DATAs/o John DUNN and Eliza; unmarr, boatman
CONVICTIONPortsmouth, Hampshire 11.04.1850 larceny from Margaret Beavis of one purse, 3 pieces of gold and 3 sovereigns, 10yrs (The Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette, 20 Apr 1850)
5ft 7½ins, brown hair, grey eyes, oval visage, florid complexion, stout build
ARRIVALFremantle –Ramillies 07.08.1854 from hulk Owen Glendower, moored at Gibraltar
CERTIFICATESTL31.08.1854 CE, CP26.04.1856, ²CFJan 1861 Champion Bay
28.08.1854 (SO3 p326) CE, drafted to Guildford Hiring Depot; ^1850s employed by Geraldine Mine Company as miner, Wheal Fortune Mine, ᴺᴿ1854 - 1856 miner Geraldine Mine; ⁴May 1856 Lynton Depot hospital for 7 days with colic while working at the Geraldine Mine; ³June 1857 Champion Bay, letter regarding his overpayment of passage money; ^1868 Northampton, Yandanooka, farmer; ^1864 - 1873 employed 12 TL men including 2 miners, shepherd, rush cutter, 1873 teamster; ²Mar 1875 Gwalla, aboriginal man Moondamurra, was charged with the murder of child Francis Dunn, father summoned as a witness to the court
FAMILYMarr – Catherine Elizabeth HENDERSON (1838 - 1892, d/o Patrick Henderson, she arr 26.12.1860 per Escort), 11.02.1861 Waneranooka, RC; Catherine marr2. James BESWICK [5178] 1882 Geraldton
Children: ¹Francis Edward William DUNNE: 1861 – lost 04.10.1865, remains found at a well 20 miles from home, 24.04.1865 Yanganooka Mine/Northampton, killed & eaten by aborigines, (The Goulburn Herald, 19 May 1875); Richard John DUNNE: b.1863 Wheal Fortune Mine; Edward William DUNNE: 1865 Yandanooka - 14.12.1935 Geraldton bur. Utakarra, marr Jane JONES 1896 Geraldton; Edward DUNNE: died Jun 1867 Anganooka Mine, Yandanooka, aged 4 days; Timothy DUNNE: b.1867 Yandanooka Mine; Catherine DUNNE: b.1868 Yandanooka; Ellen DUNNE: b.1870 Northampton; James Henry DUNNE: b.1872 Northampton; Thomas DUNNE: b./d. 1877 Gwalla, 1day; Margaret DUNNE: 1878 Fortune Mine - 1878 Fortune Mine
REFERENCESSROWA – Convict Register Acc 1156 R21B; Convict Description Register Acc 128/42; Superintendent’s Orders Acc 1156 SO3; ³Comptroller General to Resident Magistrates Acc 1156 C11; ²Comptroller General to Resident Magistrates Acc 1156 C12; ⁴Colonial Secretary’s Office Correspondence Received Cons 36 CSR 358/36 - 37; ²Police Reports from Geraldton & Gwalla Stations Cons952 1; ᴺᴿNorthampton Historical Society; ¹Adams, Simon: The Unforgiving Rope: Murder and Hanging on Australia’s Western Frontier, p129 - 131, 135 - 137); Midwest of Western Australia Pre – 1910 Pioneer Family Register, p50; Register of Deaths Geraldton Courthouse; Death Register Northampton 1864 – 1876 Entry 32
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