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Peter Brannon

Peter Brannon, one of 190 convicts transported on the Southworth, 21 September 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Brannon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 21st September, 1833
Arrival date: 14th January, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 225 (114)
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 21st June, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
6th September 1832
Verdict Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Transportation
JOHN CUNNINGHAM and PETER BRANNON were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Pritchard, from his person.

MR. WILLIAM PRITCHARD. I am a proctor of Doctors’-commons. On the 17th of July, between six and seven o’clock in the evening, I was walking in the Old Bailey , and just before I got to the gate of the Sessions’-house I felt the skirt of my coat move - I had a lady on my arm at the time - I put my hand behind me; the patrol immediately accosted me, and asked if I had lost something - I missed my handkerchief, which the patrol produced in about half an hour; I did not see the prisoners.

ISAAC EASLEY. I am a watchman of Blackfriars-bridge. I was looking through my window in the Old Bailey, and saw Mr. Pritchard with two females come down from Newgate-street; the two prisoners were close behind them, and just by the Debtor’s door, Brannon put his hand into Mr. Pritchard’s pocket, took the handkerchief out and gave it to Cunningham - I came down stairs, and told the patrol; we went and apprehended both the prisoners; Cunningham had the handkerchief -I took Brannon; he said nothing.
JAMES LABON. I am a patrol. Easley gave me information, and pointed out Mr. Pritchard; I went and told him he was robbed, and that I would find the thieves, as I had seen the prisoners pass me - I went down to where I thought they resided, and met them coming from Black Bear-alley, Seacoal-lane, towards Field-lane; Brannon had the handkerchief in his hand, and was just giving it to Cunningham: some palls in the street hallooed out “Go it, here is the patrol” - Cunningham started off; I pursued, saw him take the handkerchief out of his pocket, and throw it into a stable; I got it from there.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Cunningham’s Defence. I had nothing to do with it; I was merely walking along.


John Cunningham arrived NSW per Mangles 1833.

Peter Brannon was listed as 13 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: London.

Peter was 4’5” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, E.B. on right arm.

1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.

1/3/1844: TOL

6/9/1851: (Newspaper date) CP.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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