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Peter Allcock

Peter Allcock, one of 228 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntley, 05 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Allcock
Aliases: Alcock
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 27th March, 1852
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis of Huntley
Departure date: 5th April, 1830
Arrival date: 21st August, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 228 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 311 (158)
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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D Wong on 8th August, 2018 wrote:

15/4/1829 Globe London, England:
April 13. (Before the Hon. Thomas Jervis.) Daring Burglary and Brutal Violence —Samuel Patterson, aged 26, John Alcock, Aged 19. Peter Alcock, aged 38, James Walker, aged 25, John Bostock, aged 33, and John Lear, aged 21, were indicted far burglariously entering the house of the late Rev. Matthew Bloor, of Stublach.
Samuel Patterson and John Bostock were sentenced to death.  The others were acquitted.

22/1/1830 Chester Chronicle Cheshire, England:
Cheshire Quarter Sessions
Stealing Cheese.—Peter Alcock, (29) [one of the men who was tried at the last spring assizes, for a burglary in the house the late Rev. Matthew Bloor, of Stublach.]__
Ra;ph Shenton, (34) and John Tittle, (30) were indicted for entering the warehouse, in the cartilage of the dwelling-house of Thomas Remer, of Warmingham, and stealing a quantity of cheese ; and John Hodkinson was indicted for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen.
The jury found the first-named prisoners guilty, and Hodkinson not guilty.  The court sentenced Alsock to te transported for life, and Shenton, and Tittle, for fourteen years each.

1837” Age 36, assigned to Augustus Hely, Brisbane Water.

24/10/1838: TOL Brisbane Water.
28/11/1838: TOL Patrick Plains.

28/10/1844: Peter Alcock aged 44, application to marry Elizabeth Carroll, aged 36 (free).  Alcock married with 4 children, insufficient proof being given of the death of his wife.  Permission refused.

9/12/1844: Application to marry Elizabeth Carroll.

1845: NSW BDM - Married Elizabeth Carroll at Gosford/Kincumber, NSW.
1845: Samuel
1847: Jane
1850: Olive
1 other

20/2/1849: CP

27/3/1852: Peter Alcock died, aged 57. NSW BDM

31/3/1852 Maitland Mercury, NSW:
FATAL ACCIDENT.__On Saturday evening last, at a late hour, three men, named Hugh Matthewson, Peter Alcock, and James Cane, were returning from East Maidland to the Doghole farm, 13 miles off, with a bullock dray ’ Matthewson, who was sober, was driving the team, and Alcock and Cane, who were rather tipsy, were walking alongside ; as they neared hom, Cane and Alcock, unknown to Matthewson, seated themselves on the tail of the dray ’ it was very dark and the dray wheel struck a stump as they were descending a hill, and then striking against a tree the dray was turned over on its face, and was so dragged to the bottom of the hill before Matthewson could stop the bullocks ; the overturn sent Cane to some distance, hurting him, but Alcock was thrown under the dray, and the iron pin, used to fasten the load was driven into his belly, and in that horrible condition his mates found him when the dray was stopped at the bottom of the hill, he having been so dragged 4 or 5 rods.  He lived for some hours afterwards, Matthewson returning to East Maitland to seek medical aid, but unsuccessfully.  Alcock, who was a sawyer, has left a wife and four young childre to mourn his loss.  The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

1852: A ‘Elizabeth Alcock’ married John Murray at Maitland.

The following is about Peter’s daughter, Olive:
13/12/1869 The Mercury, Hobart:
A curious case of bigamy is reported in the Western Post, a paper published at Mudgee.
Olive Alcock was charged with committing bigamy, by, after marrying a Chinaman named Hoy Loy, at Sofala, on the 10th of July, 1863, marrying one Richard Bowstead, at Mudgee, although the Chinaman was still alive. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. Dally. Mr. Layard, the registrar, produced the certificate of marriage with the Chinaman at Sofala, and also the subsequent certificate of prisoner’s marriage with Bowstead. Constable McEvoy deposed to the arrest of the prisoner, and identified an old Chinese gentleman of very dirty exterior as Dr. Hoy Loy.
Thomas Corbett, formerly district registar at Sofala, certified to having married Dr. Hoy Loy to Olive Alcock, but could not have identified the prisoner now, she has so much altered. The
prisoner was only thirteen years of age when her mother brought her to be married, in 1863, to the Chinaman ; she appeared then quite a childish-looking girl, and was going to the Church of England School. Tommy Hoy, a friend of Dr. Hoy Loy, who had seemingly acted as best man on the occasion, and had married prisoner’s sister, gave evidence as to the marriage being duly contracted.
By Mr. Dalley : I married six years ago, but my wife ran away long ago. I knew Hoy Loy ; he was Chinese clerk of petty sessions at Macao I was Chinese interpreter on board a man-of-war. I
have head Hoy Loy was married in Macao.
Richard Bowstead disposed that he married the prisoner on the 18th June in the present year in Mudgee. Prisoner is living with me still. Mr. Dalley made a powerful address to the jury stigmatising the whole proceedings connected with the early marriage as gross to a degree ; that the poor girl knew nothing of the nature of the proceeding, which was a civil one, was handed over to a debauched opium-eating voluptuary, without the slightest notion of the nature of the contract. If justice was really done in the case, as the facts would seem to warrant, though the law, unfortunately, did not, Dr. Loy and his
friend Tommy, with the mother of the prisoner, should be locked up for the rest of their days, and such a proceeding would be highly conducive to morality. There could be no felonious intent on the part of the girl, who could know nothing of the nature of the contract at her early age. His Honor, in summing up, told the jury that mercy rested with him, not with them. It was a most painful case,and he felt it as such. The case that the double marriage was complete and was proved beyond reasonable doubt. The jury, after a short discussion, returned a verdict of guilty, but accompanied the verdict with a strong recommendation to mercy. His Honor considered this a case where the greatest leniency could be exhibited, and having called the Chinese doctor up, and interrogated him, it transpired that he did not know one word of English. His Honor passed the nominal sentence, that the prisoner be imprisoned till the rising of the court. Some applause followed the recording of the sentence.

Convict Changes History

Cynthia McNab on 7th August, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th August, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Alcock, date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th March, 1852 (prev. 0000)

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