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Peter Mulholland

Peter Mulholland, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Mulholland
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd January, 1858
Age: 53 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 11 (7)
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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Keith South on 20th April, 2015 wrote:

Peter Mulholland was born c1805 Manchester, England. Married Sarah Friar (b 1811 – 1875) 1832 Port Macquarie.


  Elizabeth Mulholland born 25 Nov 1843. Married Robert Howe 1863. Died 23 February 1917. Buried Anglican Portion of the Rylstone General Cemetery.
  John Mulholland born 1845. Died 1918, registered Rylstone.
  Peter Mulholland born 8 Oct 1849
  Eleanor (Mary Anne) Mulholland born 19 Jan 1839
  George Mulholland born 9 Oct 1849. Died 1934, registered Granville.
  Edward Charles Mulholland born 24 Nov 1852. Died 1941, registered Dubbo (died 1941). Buried in the Anglican Portion of the Coonamble General Cemetery.

Peter Mulholland, son of Peter and Elizabeth, died on 1 January 1858 and was buried in the Anglican Portion of the Rylstone General Cemetery. His wife Sarah Mulholland died 19 June 1875, aged 64 years, and was buried in the Anglican Portion of the Rylstone General Cemetery.

Sarah Mulholland (nee Friar), a former convict from Ireland, was a midwife in the Rylstone district. She died in 1875 and is buried in Rylstone cemetery. A paragraph about her death is in the Sydney Morning Herald, 1 July 1875, p.6 (http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/28406084):
‘A fatal accident occurred at Rylstone during the week. A woman, named Sarah Mulholland, aged 63, and a very old resident of Rylstone, was thrown from her horse when proceeding to attend a midwifery case. Dr. Newton, of Mudgee, was telegraphed for, and at once proceeded to the scene of the accident, but Mrs. Mulholland was beyond the aid of medical skill, and died shortly after the doctor’s arrival. The cause of death was concussion of the brain.’

Convict Changes History

Wanita Klaassens on 20th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 2nd January, 1858 (prev. 0000), crime

Keith South on 20th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000)

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