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Peter Freegrove

Peter Freegrove, one of 345 convicts transported on the Sir George Seymour, 04 November 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Freegrove
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1822
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 4th April, 1857
Age: 35 years

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 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir George Seymour
Departure date: 4th November, 1844
Arrival date: 27th February, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 344 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 210. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-64,186,53,L,80. Colonial Families.
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 wrote:

Peter Freegrove was convicted of burglary and stealing, at CCC, London on 28/11/1842 - 10yr transportation sentence. To Van Diemen’s Land per the ‘Sir George Seymour’, arriving 27/02/1845. Ship Surgeon’s Report - quiet & orderly.

Native place: Soho, London.
Mother - Susan
Brothers - Thomas & William
Sisters - Susan & Sarah

Painter & glazier and rough shoemaker. 4’10 1/2”; can read & write; single man; 22yrs of age on arrival; fresh complexion; brown hair; brown eyes.

1845: Mr. de Graves, Hobart.
some minor records of misconduct.

Ticket of Leave 01/12/1846

Free Certificate 07/07/1853

Married Maria Inglis 22/12/1852 Hobart (ref. 566/1852-37).

Children: William & Sarah Ann (births are not found on TPI index).

Peter Freegrove died 04/04/1857 Hobart (ref. 185/1857-35)

Children were admitted to Queens Orphan School, New Town, Hobart:
William: admitted aged 11yrs 14/09/1866. Died 15/10/1869 (death ref. 8052/1869-35). Parents listed as Peter Freegrove (deceased)& Maria Inglis.  Buried St. Johns Cemetery, New Town.

Sarah Ann: admitted aged 6yrs 8mths 24/09/1860. Discharged 25/07/1866 to George Burn, Coal River, Richmond (employment?) & Samuel Bryan at Glenorchy. Parents listed as Peter Freegrove (deceased) & Maria Inglis. Note: won the school Church of England prize Jan 1864.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1822, date of death 4th April, 1857, gender, occupation, crime

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