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Peter Doyle, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Bermuda, alias Somer's Island Court Martial
28th September, 1841
19th February, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 400 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 394
||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:
Height: 5’ 9” 1/4
Hair: dark brown
Visage: long thin
Forehead: low narrow
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
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