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Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, one of 250 convicts transported on the William Hammond, 03 January 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Jackson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 10th April, 1874
Age: 45 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: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Lancashire. General Quarter Sessions Kirkdale
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: William Hammond
Departure date: 3rd January, 1856
Arrival date: 29th March, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 160
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

Michelle Roberts on 24th October, 2019 wrote:

Died 10 April 1874 at Northhampton, Western Australia
Married to Amelia Lloyd
Father of Elizabeth Jackson ( married Charles Wisbey)

D Wong on 25th October, 2019 wrote:

19/6/1852 Bolton Chronicle Lancashire, England:
APPREHENSION OF A GANG OF ROBBERS AT ST. HELEN’S.__Through the exertions of Mr. Storey, five men, named John Jackson, Peter Jackson, and James Jackson, two sons of the above, and William Travers and John Knowles, all of whom it is suspected have been robbing the farmers of large quantities of potatoes, were apprehended and brought before W. Pilkington, Esq., on Monday last, who committed them for trial at the next Kirkdale sessions, on a charge of stealing six measures of potatoes from premises belonging to Mr. Richard Latham, a farmer, residing in Eccleston.
One of the prisoners, Peter Jackson, a notorious thief, and who has been convicted no less than seven times, was apprehended in a barn at Eccleston, concealed in some straw.

Peter Jackson was listed as 27 years old on arrival.

Peter was single, illiterate, 5’9½” tall, black hair, dark brown eyes, long face, swarthy complexion, middling stout, scar on forehead.

29/3/1856: TOL (which is the day of his arrival in WA).

14/1/1861: Married Amelia LLoyd at Wanerenooka, WA.
Children: (3 of these children given the birth date of 1864 - have listed all but unsure of dates).
1856: Ann Maria Lloyd
C1859: William John Lloyd
1861: Florence Amelia Jackson b Wanerenooka
1864: (Agnes??)/Elizabeth b Wanerenooka
Also a Margaret and Thomas C1864 (from other websites).
1871: Abraham b Gwalla

Amelia Lloyd/Jackson died 30/5/1873

Convict Changes History

Michelle Roberts on 24th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th April, 1874 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 25th October, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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