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Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Adamson
Aliases: Anderson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Stocking maker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Petty larceny
Convicted at: York, Kingston upon Hull Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 90
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 wrote:

on hulk Justitia (formerly Dutch ship Zeeland)at Woolwich, transferred to Claudine & transported to van Diemen’s Land.

greg petersen on 8th July, 2017 wrote:

Transported for “Petit Larceny”
Gaol report: “Bad character & connections”
Hulk report: “Orderly”
Stated Uncle at Lerwick one of the Shetland Isles a stocking weaver.
April 18th 1822, Mollen/ taking a boat without leave & going alongside a vessel in the harbour without a pass from his honour the Lieut. Governor - Reprimanded.
December 29th 1823, Out after hours also absconded from his masters service & remained absent about 2 months? - 50 lashes & returned to P. M. & locked in watch house at nights.

greg petersen on 22nd March, 2019 wrote:

Feb 25th 1825 Hobart Town Gazette entry:
Peter Adamson, 119, light brown hair,
light grey eyes, 19 years of age, cabin boy,
tried at York in January 1821, sentence 7
years, native place Lerwick, Shetland,
scar on left eye-brow, arrived in this Colo-
ny per Claudine, absconded from the Public
Works January 12,1824. - £2 Reward

greg petersen on 26th March, 2019 wrote:

Name on conduct report is recorded as Peter Anderson 119.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

greg petersen on 8th July, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

greg petersen on 22nd March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000)

greg petersen on 26th March, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Anderson

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