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Dovey, Adam (1812–1864)

Adam Dovey was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation for stealing a watch. He arrived in Sydney in 1829 aboard the John.

His trade was brass castor. He was granted a certificate of freedom in 1844 and married Ann Craft in 1858. He had been assigned to work for her father, Richard Woodbury, in 1837.

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'Dovey, Adam (1812–1864)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/dovey-adam-24765/text33390, accessed 1 March 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

26 August 1812
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

Death

27 June 1864
Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years