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Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 04 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Fleming
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th December, 1816
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1894
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 4th August, 1836
Arrival date: 9th December, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 347 (176)
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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Community Contributions

Ralph Spring on 8th September, 2012 wrote:

Settled in Newcastle and soon established his own butchery business as well as ships providor. Then he established a abattoir in Hunter Street West. He became a Councillor and real estate investor and became very wealthy owning huge tracts of land in Newcastle and Belmont. He was a pioneer investor in the coal industry and died an extremely wealthy man and a pillar of the community and the Presbyterian Church.

Convict Changes History

Ralph Spring on 8th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816-12-25, date of death 1894-06-22, gender m

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