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Peter McCartney, one of 190 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 06 March 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||19th January, 1828
|Date of Death:
||17th March, 1913
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 276
||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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D Wong on 10th August, 2020 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
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
Accused Watson Hewetson, Address: Wigtown
Peter McCartney, labourer, Address: Wigtown
National Records of Scotland
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