Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Peter Mccartney

Peter McCartney, one of 190 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 06 March 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Mccartney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th January, 1828
Occupation: Servant gentleman
Date of Death: 17th March, 1913
Age: 85 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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Scotland. Ayr Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Anna Maria
Departure date: 6th March, 1848
Arrival date: 7th August, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 276
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Peter Mccartney was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Peter Mccartney?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

D Wong on 10th August, 2020 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Reference AD14/46/127
Title Precognition against Watson Hewetson, Peter McCartney for the crime of theft by housebreaking and by opening lockfact places, habit and repute, and previous conviction
Dates 1846
Accused Watson Hewetson, Address: Wigtown
Peter McCartney, labourer, Address: Wigtown

National Records of Scotland
Reference JC26/1846/125
Title Trial papers relating to Watson Hewetson, Peter McCartney for the crime of theft by housebreaking and by opening lockfast places, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Ayr
Dates 14 Oct 1846
Accused Watson Hewetson, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Imprisonment - 18 months
Peter McCartney, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - theft by housebreaking, opening lockfast places and previous conviction, in own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years

Found no records of Peter McCartney in VDL.

1854: Married Ellen Burnet in Victoria.

Worked for Mr. Roadknight at £15 per annum, then took up land near Mount Arapiles, Nurcoung, between Hamilton and Horsham.

In August 1864, McCartney featured in the rescue of Jane Duff and her two younger siblings, a story that has become a national ‘lost in the bush’ legend. The children had strayed while collecting twigs for their mother. When they did not return, a search party of men from the surrounding stations set out to find them. According to most accounts, it was McCartney who suggested they ask Aboriginal trackers for help. He then rode fifty kilometres and back across the Little Desert that night to Mount Elgin station, west of Nhill, to locate a tracker. With the help of Woororal and two other local trackers, the lost children were found and restored to their parents.

Peter McCartney was buried at the Nhill Cemetery, his wife Ellen died in 1911 and was also buried at Nhill, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Robert Francis on 10th August, 2020 made the following changes:

surname: Mccartney (prev. McCartney), date of birth: 19th January, 1828 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th March, 1913 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au