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Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Doyle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Soldier
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: Mutiny
Convicted at: Bermuda, alias Somer's Island Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 394
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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Eric Harry Daly on 4th January, 2013 wrote:

Peter Doyle
Trade: stonecutter
Height: 5’ 9” 1/4
Age: 30
Head: long
Hair: dark brown
Whiskers: brown
Visage: long thin
Forehead: low narrow
Eyebrows: brown
Eyes: blue
Mouth: narrow
Chin: medium
Native Place: Carlow, Ireland
Remarks: branded “D” on left side
Tried: 28 Dec 1837, Bermuda Court martial
Sentence: 14 years
Tried For: mutinous conduct
Roman Catholic, can neither read nor write.
Embarked: 30 Aug 1841
Arrived: 19 Feb 1842
Goal Report: thief in the Bermuda’s
Hulk Report: good single
Stated this offence, shooting at a picket at Bermuda i was drunk, absent 8 days, 20 days hard labour, a charge was proffered against me for stealing a ring but i was proved innocent, widower.
Surgeons Report: no offences, how employed- general conduct, orderly
Remarks: has been a soldier before
Period of Probation: 2 years
Station Gang: Brown River 21 Jun 1842
17/07/43-hospital to-01/08/43
18/12/44-hospital to-27/02/45
01/09/45-hospital to-21/09/45
1 May 1843: absent from chapel without leave- reprimanded.
Released from 1st stage of probation 20 Dec 1844
27 Jan 1845: drunk, 2 weeks hard labour on the roads
2 Jan 1846: misconduct in taking liquor to his masters premises and causing the woman servant to get drunk- 4 months goal with hard labour.
22 Jul 1847: misconduct in causing *__* before they were due- reprimanded.
4 May 1849: neglect of duty- 2 weeks hard labour.
Ticket of Leave: 6 Nov 1849
Freedom Certificate: 6 Jan 1852

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 4th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, gender, occupation, crime

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