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Peter Coombes

Peter Coombes, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Coombes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 449 (226)
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 16th July, 2018 wrote:

24/3/1834 Salisbury and Winchester Journal Wiltshire, England:
Peter Coombes, for stealing, at Binsted, a round frock, belonging to John Barnett; stands further charged with having stolen a digging-prong, belonging to Thomas Clement.

Birth dates of 1807, 1813 found.

19/12/1842: TOL

12/3/1847: CP

28/5/1853: Permission to marry Margaret Gibbons (Tory).

11/7/1853: Married Margaret Gibbons, 36, a widow - he was 40, at Campbell Town.

21/2/1871 The Mercury, Hobart:
A Bail Case.-Peter Coombes, brought up on warrant for non-obedience to a summons for neglecting to pay his wife’s maintenance at the Cascades Invalid Depot, amounting to £2 14s., was remanded till to-morrow.

22/2/1871 The Mercury, Hobart:
Maintenance -Peter Coombes appeared to answer a charge of non-attendance to a summons in failing to pay £2 14s for the support of his wife, Margaret Coombes, who was an inmate of the Cascades Invalid Depot, and towards whose support he had agreed to contribute.  The defendant said he was a labourer, 64 years of age, and when able to work he earned about 5s or
6s a week. When his wife was admitted to the invalid Depot he undertook to pay 3s per week for her support. He could not say what his earnings were at that time, as he did job work when he was able. He was a man of temperate habits. He had a fixed abode when his wife was with him, but not since, had something the matter with his knee, which occasionally disabled him. He was unable to pay for the support of his wife, who had died about a week ago. He could not plough or use a scythe, or work with a sickle now, in consequence of his bad leg. He walked from
Campbell Town to answer this complaint, being ten days on the journey. He was in custody, and was supported by Government on the way down.
C.D.C. Jones said the proceedings had been taken by instructions of the Government. The man was residing at Campbell Town when his wife was admitted to the Invalid Depot, and was then earning good wages. For some time he contributed to his wife’s support, but subsequently neglected to do so until proceedings were taken against him. The Warden of Campbell Town described the man as of intemperate habits, spending in drink the good wages he earned. A short time ago Coombes was in Hobart Town, and a summons was issued against him, but before it could be served upon him he left the district. He was arrested in Campbell Town, and brought to Hobart Town.
The defendant was discharged, the Bench believing him to be incapable of paying tho amount.

11/2/1871: Margaret Coombes died at the Cascade Pauper Establishment, aged 60 years, of paralysis.

No date of death found for Peter Coombe.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 16th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation

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