Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Convict uniform as punishment

Roger DOBSONAge: 63 years18011864

Name
Roger DOBSON
Given names
Roger
Surname
DOBSON
Birth calculated 1801

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729
Note: It was recorded that Roger was 22 years of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in 1823.
Convicted
Sentenced to transportation for life
July 20, 1822 (Age 21 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729
Convict
Arrived on board the "Ocean II" (2)
August 27, 1823 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729.
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: The Transport. page 14
Note: The "Ocean II" (2) was under the command of William Harrison.
Assignment
To J.P. Webber
September 12, 1823 (Age 22 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Assignment, page 45
Ticket of Leave
No. 34/152 Granted
April 25, 1834 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Ticket Date: 25 Apr 1834 Immigration Year: 1823 Vessel: Ocean (3)

Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Ticket of Leave
Cancelled
December 10, 1834 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Note: For tendering counterfeit coin.
Ticket of Leave
No. 35/919 granted then subsequently cancelled
November 3, 1835 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Birth of a daughter
#1
Priscilla C GEORGE
about 1839 (Age 38 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 312
Green - Priscilla
Green - Priscilla

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Citation details: V18391415 22/1839 GEORGE PRISCILLA HANNA
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18391415 23A/1839 GEORGE PRISCILLA HANNA

Note: The headstone for Priscilla is inscribed that she was 86 years of age at the time of her death in 1925.
Permission to Marry RefusedSusannah “Hannah” SOFTLEYView this family
Application to marry refused by Rev. J Jennings Smith
October 4, 1841 (Age 40 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Citation details: 28 August 2014
Text:

In part:

"She tried to marry Roger Dobson another convict under her married name of George but was refused ."

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Age: 40 Birth Year: Abt 1801 Spouse: Susannah George Request Status: Refused Date of Permission/Refusal: 4 Oct 1841

Dobson - George - Refused permission to marry
Dobson - George - Refused permission to marry

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Note: Permission to marry was refused as Susannah had stated on her arrival in Australia that she was married with two children.
Conditional Pardon July 1, 1842 (Age 41 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons, page 166
Note: This conditional pardon was cancelled on 24 August 1842.
Ticket of Leave
No. 42/3331 granted
December 20, 1842 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Ticket Date: 20 Dec 1842 Immigration Year: 1823 Vessel: Ocean (3)

Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave (2)
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave (2)

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MarriageSusannah “Hannah” SOFTLEYView this family
about 1843 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: V1843592 162A/1843 DOBSON ROGER SOFTLEY SUSAN PC
Permitted to MarrySusannah “Hannah” SOFTLEYView this family
Permission to marry was granted by Rev. Robert Blain
April 27, 1843 (Age 42 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Citation details: 28 August 2014
Text:

In part:

"She then married under her maiden name of Softley"

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Age: 42 Birth Year: Abt 1801 Spouse: Susan Sofely Request Status: Granted Date of Permission/Refusal: 27 Apr 1843

Dobson - George - Permitted to marry
Dobson - George - Permitted to marry

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Note: Permission to marry was granted based on the false premise that Susannah Sofely [sic], using her maiden name, was born in the Colony of New South Wales and that she was a free woman.
Birth of a son
#2
George John Lyndhurst DOBSON
February 22, 1844 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: V18442367 31A/1844 DOBSON GEORGE J L ROGER SUSANNAH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1007 and 1008
Conditional Pardon
No. 982
1846 (Age 45 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons, page 166
Birth of a son
#3
Alfred Samuel Clark DOBSON
about 1849 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: V18493291 34A/1849 DOBSON ALFRED S C ROGER SUSANNAH
Marriage of a childGeorge John GREENPriscilla C GEORGEView this family
1858 (Age 57 years)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 312
Citation details: /1858 GREEN GEORGE J DOBSON PRISCILLA C
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Susanna Maria GREEN
March 29, 1859 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: 6666/1859 GREEN SUSANNAH M GEORGE PRISCILLA CLARENCE TOWN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 311 and 312
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Hannah Priscilla GREEN
about 1862 (Age 61 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 422 and 312
Birth of a grandson
#3
John George GREEN
about 1864 (on the date of death)
Citation details: 8077/1864 GREEN JOHN G GEORGE PRISCILLA G DUNGOG
Death about 1864 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 4153/1864 DOBSON ROGER JOHN MARY MANNING RIVER
Family with Susannah “Hannah” SOFTLEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1843Hunter Valley, , New South Wales, Australia
-3 years
daughter
5 years
son
6 years
son
William GEORGE + Susannah “Hannah” SOFTLEY - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: November 27, 1827East Dereham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
2 months
step-daughter
18 months
step-daughter
3 years
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
… … + Susannah “Hannah” SOFTLEY - View this family
wife
daughter
David IRVINE + Susannah “Hannah” SOFTLEY - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: December 27, 1865Taree, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729
ConvictedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729
ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names, page 729.
AssignmentThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Assignment, page 45
Ticket of LeaveWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Ticket Date: 25 Apr 1834 Immigration Year: 1823 Vessel: Ocean (3)

Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Ticket of LeaveWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Ticket of LeaveWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave

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Permission to Marry RefusedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Conditional PardonThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons, page 166
Ticket of LeaveWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1824-1867
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Ticket Date: 20 Dec 1842 Immigration Year: 1823 Vessel: Ocean (3)

Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave (2)
Dobson - Roger - Ticket of Leave (2)

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MarriageD - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V1843592 162A/1843 DOBSON ROGER SOFTLEY SUSAN PC
Permitted to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Conditional PardonThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons, page 166
DeathD - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 4153/1864 DOBSON ROGER JOHN MARY MANNING RIVER