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Peter Jobbins

Peter Jobbins, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Jobbins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 101 (52)
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

Anonymous on 27th May, 2012 wrote:

Peters son John also involved in the sheep incident. John Jobbins stole the sheep , worth 4 shillings,and gave it to his father who was sentenced to death but was reduced to 14 years transportation.After 14 years he came back to England and died (I believe) in 1840 in Whitechapel 2nd qtr; B.M.D. REF 11 348.He was 75.John stole clothing, value 38 shillings and joined Peter in AUSTRALIA for 7 YEARS.He remained in Australia and died 1n 1855.

Maureen Withey on 27th April, 2019 wrote:

Peter Jobbins, late of Easton-Grey, butcher, committed to Fisherton Gaol, for trial, on suspicion of having feloniously purchased and received a sheep from his son, John, knowing the said sheep to have been stolen from Messrs S. and E. W. Rich, of Didmarton, in Oxfordshire.
Salisbury Journal, 22 Jun 1812

Maureen Withey on 27th April, 2019 wrote:

Prison Hulk record, HO 9-8-3 p 31
Received from New Sarum, 5 Nov 1812:
Peter Jobbins, aged 46, for a felony, convicted 11 July 1812, sentenced to 14 years transportation. NSW, 23 Apr 1813.

John Swinburn on 3rd June, 2021 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom granted 13 July 1826.
Returned to England 1826, died January 1828 in Sherston Wiltshire.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1765-00-00, gender m

John Swinburn on 3rd June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000)

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