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Peter Brady

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Brady
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Stonecutter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Pig stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Louth Assizes, Dundalk
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dorothy
Departure date: 5th May, 1820
Arrival date: 29th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts

References

Primary source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 4. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, New South Wales Male A-K 1820 5. NSW Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent And Received, Mainly Within The Colony, 1817-1827
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Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

WHERE CONVICTED: At Louth, Ireland, Summer 1819. NOTE: This option is not available in the drop-down menu for “Convicted at location”. Source of conviction details: NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849.

OTHER:

1820, 8 June: One of several prisoners “unironed”, as reported by the ship’s surgeon superintendent, Robert Espie, in his journal (see UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep).

1820: Peter Brady, convicted at Louth, native of County Cavan, mason apprenticed 2 years, aged 19; 5’9”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes(see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821)

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

1820: Peter Brady, per Dorothy (see NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, New South Wales Male A-K 1820).

1821, 8 September: Stonemason, 1 ½ rations; on list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent And Received, Mainly Within The Colony, 1817-1827).

1821, 22 September: Admitted to Sydney gaol – sentenced by Sydney Bench to 50 lashes and two years at Newcastle (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Sydney 1819-1833).

1821, 16 October: On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” – Peter Brady, 22, sentenced by the Bench at Sydney on 22 September 1821 to 2 years; stonecutter; (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827).

1822: Peter Brady, per Dorothy, government employment, Newcastle (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849).

1824, 25 February: On monthly return of convicts assigned in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham; to Benjamin Davis, Newcastle man (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856, Special Bundles, 1794-1825).

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

1824, 24 June: Government Cottage, Patterson’s Plains – #149. Ralph Smith per Ocean, assigned servant to Timothy Nowlan and PETER BRADY per Dorothy assigned servant to Benjamin Davis charged with stealing a sheep the property of Timothy Nowlan… Edward Keely, overseer to Mr. Nowlan states… On Thursday 15th June, I missed a sheep out of my master’s flock. Benjamin Davis states… Last Sunday I was looking for some ducks which I had reason to suppose were stolen from my yard and in the search I found part of a sheep and having ascertained that Mr. Nowlan had lost one, I informed him of what I had found; the mutton could not have been where I found it without the knowledge of the prisoners… John Ward, servant to Mr. Nowlan states… I had charge of my master’s flock of sheep; on the day the one was missed, I saw Smith take one out of the flock and kill it; he charged me not to mention what I had seen to anyone. Smith made no defence. Brady denies any knowledge of the transaction. Sentence - Ralph Smith to be sent to Port Macquarie for the remainder of his original sentence. Peter Brady to be returned to government (see Source: NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825, and http://www.jenwilletts.com).

1824, December: Newcastle – on monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle; assigned to Government; sentenced by the Wallis Plains Bench to 100 lashes for “a strong suspicion of robbing Dr Moran’s farm”. One of four prisoners suspected and punished; others were William Dunn, Nerean Allen and Charles Day (see NSW Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence, Special Bundles, 1794-1825, Series 898).

1825, 13 January: On list of prisoners who “have absented themselves from their respective employments” – Peter Brady, Dorothy, 23, Dublin, 5 feet 9, hazle [sic] eyes, brown hair, fair comp., Newcastle (see The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p4).

1826, 26 April: “Peter Brady, a prisoner attached to the Hyde Park Barracks, was brought forward on the complaint of Mr. Simeon Lord. It appeared that Mr. Lord was in the constant habit of losing one or more logs of cedar, which would most unaccountably drift away from the place in which they were deposited at the rear of Mr. Lord’s house, formerly known as the Government Wharf. Many half crowns did it cost the deponent for the recovery of the aforesaid pieces of timber, though he shrewdly suspected that they did not go without hands. In consequence of this natural supposition, the complainant set on his clerk to watch the motions of the almost nightly depredators, who very shortly after detected the prisoner in the act of earning an honest penny, by setting adrift one of the logs, with the intention no doubt of restoring it again in due season, and reaping the fruits of his labour. The Bench being of opinion that the exercise of such a profession was contrary to law, sentenced the prisoner to receive 25 lashes.” (The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser, p3)

1826, 20 July: Certificate of Freedom to Peter Brady, stonecutter, 24, 5’9”, ruddy complexion, brown hair, light grey eyes; “was sent to Newcastle 20 Nov 1821 for the remainder of his original sentence for stealing a watch” (see Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867 (NRS 12208), Registers of Certificates of Freedom, 1 Dec 1823 - Apr 1827, Jun 1828 - Dec 1833).

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

1828 Census: Peter Brady, 25, stonecutter, free by servitude, living at Alexander McLeod’s, Maitland, in the District of Luskintyre (see 1828 NSW Census (NRS 1272): Alphabetical Return Surnames A-C).

1832, 31 October: Peter Brady married Jane Comber (nee Jones, 1810-1880) at Maitland, Reg’d NSW, 1832, Volume no V (see Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950). The couple had two children, both boys.

1840, 17 October: “NOTICE. - The public are hereby cautioned against purchasing any part of that land situated in West Maitland on which are erected Mr. W. Smith’s shop and Mr. Russel’s building (now in progress), with the other allotments adjoining those above mentioned, and which are advertised in the Australasian Chronicle of the 8th instant to be sold at Mr. S. Lyons’s mart, corner of George street and Charlotte place, on Thursday, October 29th, at eleven o’clock, as the above property was only let by me to Mr. Benjamin Lee for the term of seven years; which term expires on the 1st of January next. PETER BRADY.” (Australasian Chronicle, p3)

1843, 6 July: Admitted to Darlinghurst gaol – Peter Brady, per Dorothy, convict, Catholic, sawyer; from Brisbane Waters; 6 weeks labour; free 28 July 1843 (see NSW Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, Darlinghurst).

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

1848, 8 November: “UNPROVOKED ASSAULT.-Yesterday John Colton appeared before the bench, to answer the charge of assaulting Peter Brady. It appeared by Brady’s evidence that on Saturday evening last, about ten o’clock, he was standing at his door, in West Maitland, when he noticed Colton and three other men coming up the street singing ; Colton asked a woman at the adjoining door, as he passed, some impertinent question, and repeated it to Brady when he came to him; Brady told him he ought to be ashamed of his conduct, which had driven away the last tenant; Colton immediately, encouraged by one of his companions, struck Brady in the face. Colton was convicted, and fined £5, or two months’ imprisonment; and to enter into recognisances to keep the peace.” (The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, p2)

1850, 24 June: Application to lease Crown Land – Peter Brady, West Maitland, 1rood 1 perch (see NSW Land Records, 1811-1870, Applications, Schedule of Application to Lease Crown Lands).

1850, 21 December: Obscene language conviction; fined 5 shillings and costs or seven days’ jail (see The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, p2).

1851, 30 December: Granted 29 1/6 perches and 11 5/6 perches of land in Parish of Maitland, County of Northumberland (see NSW Registers of Land Grants and Leases, 1792-1867, Counties of Northumberland and Hunter 1840-1864 (Vol. 10))

1864 or 1866: Died at Maitland, NSW, according to family researchers. Neither date has documentation in support. No record of his death in NSW BDM. No notices/obits in newspapers of the time.

Dianne Jones on 27th June, 2020 wrote:

1820, 22 March: Committed by the Government/admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin; listed as “A convict from the County Louth”.

1820, 15 April: He was “sent on board the convict ship” for transportation (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 (prev. ), fi

Dianne Jones on 16th June, 2020 made the following changes:

source: 1. NSW, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls… 1790-1849 2. UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856, Dorothy 1820 01 Mar - 1820 29 Sep 3. NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842, Bound Indentures 1820-1821 4. NSW Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834, New

D Wong on 16th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at

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