JOHN DAMMANT was a convict who was tried and convicted at Woodbridge, Suffolk, England on 13 January 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation. DAMMANT sailed with the Third Fleet per Britannia (1791). Also on board was a convict named SAMUEL DAMMANT who had been tried and convicted at Woodbridge, Suffolk a couple of months after JOHN, in March 1790 and sentenced to seven years transportation. SAMUEL and JOHN were likely related in some way. Further research required to confirm their familial connection.
The Britannia arrived in the colony on 14 October 1791 but neither JOHN nor SAMUEL lasted long in the colony. JOHN was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta as “JOHN DIAMOND, Convict” on 25 March 1792 and just three days later, SAMUEL, too, was buried as “SAMAUL DIAMOND, Convict” on 28 March 1792.
- Alternate: JOHN DIAMOND (c.f. burial record)
- Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta
- Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
# Third Fleet
# Trial Place: Woodbridge, Suffolk
# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation
# Ship: Britannia (1791)
# Grave: unmarked
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