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Peter Houghton, one of 224 convicts transported on the Eliza, 02 February 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||14th July, 1831
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 5
||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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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