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Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Houghton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 14th July, 1831
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Southampton Special Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 2nd February, 1831
Arrival date: 29th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 5
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

Keith Lawrence on 12th December, 2018 wrote:

He was from Durley, Hampshire, England. He had 5 children, with the sixth being born around the time he arrived in Australia. He was arrested for agricultural machine wrecking during the ‘Swing Riots’. He was one of 6 who were arrested together, but the only one transported because he had a skill. He died soon after arrival, possibly of Typhoid.

Convict Changes History

Keith Lawrence on 12th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th July, 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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