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Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Plasterer and tiler
|Date of Death:
||6th April, 1878
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
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D Wong on 14th October, 2014 wrote:
2 Peter Murphy’s on this voyage.
Peter Murphy (also alias Duff, as is the other Peter Murphy) was 21 years old on arrival.
9/12/1833: Assigned to Patrick Leslie.
1842: TOL Moreton Bay
4/6/1840: Was assigned to Patrick Leslie, a settler, and they and other convicts formed first settlement on Darling Downs. Leslie described Peter Murphy - Peter Murphy, alias Duff, a “lifer” “about the best plucked fellow I ever came across in my life, and as good a servant as man ever had.”
1842: married Catherine THOMPSON at St Mary’s RC Church, Sydney and had 13? Children, many dying in infancy.
Peter was sergeant of police at Bowen, Port Denison.
6/4/1878: Peter died at Charters Towers, QLD.
13/5/1878 Brisbane Courier:
MURPHY - On the 6th April, at Charters Towers, Queensland, Peter Murphy, sen., aged 72 years, native of Dublin; came to the colonies in 1819, and in 1839 he came overland with Patrick Leslie from Collaroy, New England, to the Darling Downs; they were the first two pioneers from New South Wales to Queensland.
Convict Changes History
Peter Landis on 14th October, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search2&id=22706 (prev. ), firstname: Peter, surname: Murphy, alias1: Duff, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1806, date of deat
D Wong on 14th October, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 6th April, 1878 (prev. 0000)