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David Dunstan (1766–1836)

David Dunstan/Dunston/Densham was convicted at Exeter in 1790 of theft for stealing carpenters tools and sentenced to seven years' transportation. He arrived at Port Jackson aboard the Atlantic as part of the Third Fleet.

He was granted 90 acres of land at Mulgrave Place in 1804, 60 acres at Kurrajong in 1825, and 100 acres at Liberty Plains in 1831.

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  • Densham, David

9 November, 1766
Dunchideoch, Devon, England


5 December, 1836 (aged 70)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years