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Peter Appleyard

Peter Appleyard, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 12 May 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Appleyard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th August, 1809
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 6th May, 1866
Age: 56 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: York City Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 12th May, 1835
Arrival date: 28th August, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 62
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 12th June, 2018 wrote:

18/10/1834 York Herald North Yorkshire, England:
York city sessions-
PETER APPLEYARD (25), was charged with having, on the 23d of August, feloniously stolen four ducks, the property of Thomas Powell of Tadcaster.

Peter was listed as being 26 years old on arrival in VDL - he was the son of Samuel Appleyard and Elizabeth Wood.

5/1/1829: Married Anne Shepherd - 3 children.

1835 Muster: Assigned to Sir John Owen.

27/5/1840: TOL

17/10/1842: TOL

1843: Married Harriet Ann Wheatley in Hobart.

1845: Free Certificate.

9/2/1866 Gippsland Guardian, Victoria:
Stated that he had been in Mr. Gillion’s employ for 20 years, latterly as overseer.

6/5/1866: Peter died in Alberton, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 29th August, 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th May, 1866 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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