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Peter Gillies

Peter Gillies, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Gillies
Aliases: Daglish, James (alias), Potts, John (alias), Ralph Stokoe
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1747
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1794
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Northumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 59 (31)
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

Maureen Withey on 26th April, 2020 wrote:

National Archives.
HO 47/6/76 1787 Aug 17
Certificate/memorial of Lord Loughborough and John Wilson concerning several convicts sentenced to death on the Northern Circuit for whom ‘some favourable circumstances’ appeared on/after their trial
Northumberland Assizes
Peter Gillies alias James Daglish alias John Potts and Ralph Stokoe, for horse stealing. 7 years transportation.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st October, 2021 wrote:

1787 - Australia, Convict Index.
Age; 43 [1747]
Trial: Newcastle upon Tyne Northumberland. 4 Aug 1787

1794 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory of Burials
Name; Peter Gillies
Age;  No Details
Year of Burial. 8 Jun 1794
Remarks; Convict

Convict Changes History

Will on 10th May, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Daglish, James (alias) (prev. Daglish, James (Alias)), alias2: Potts, John (alias) (prev. Potts, John (Alias)), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 26th April, 2020 made the following changes:

alias3: Ralph Stokoe, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1747 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1794 (prev. 0000)

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