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Peter Nugent

Peter Nugent, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Nugent
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 239 (121). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS 12210). England Criminal Registers (HO26/30, page 126). Old Bailey - online
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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Iris Dunne on 17th January, 2019 wrote:

Criminal Registers No.74, aged 20, Crime: Larceny

Peter Nugent, Evan Thomas, John Fletcher
Theft: grand larceny
14th January 1824
311. PETER NUGENT and EVAN THOMAS were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , two books, value 5 s.; a hearth rug, value 6 d.; a cork screw, value 1 s.; three knives, value 3 d.; and five forks, value 3 d. , the goods of William Riddle .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to John Fletcher , Samuel Burton , John Jossee , William Reid , and Thomas Reid .

THOMAS ALMOND . I am inspector of the watch. On the 27th of December, at a quarter to three o’clock in the morning, I went to the Chapel, in White’s-row, Spitalfields , unlocked the iron gate in front of the chapel, and found the inner gate open - we went to the chapel door, and found that open. Barrs, who was with me, said there was a light in the chapel. I called out,

“Who is there?” The prisoner Thomas rushed by him and came-by me. I pursued and caught him in the chapel yard, took him to the watch-house, and on returning, in a minute or two, met Nugent, and took him, as he appeared to be coming in a hurry. I found his hands very muddy. I took him to the chapel, where Barrs was, and in his hat found two matches. Barrs said he was the man who had got over the chapel wall; there was a great deal of mud under the wall.

JOHN BARRS . I was with Almond - we have the keys of the chapel. I saw a light in the Vestry, went in, and found a piece of candle in a person’s hand - it was puffed out in a moment. Thomas rushed out and was secured. I ran and saw Nugent getting over the wall, and cut at him with my cutlass; called Stop thief! and Almond brought him back. The Vestry-room shutter was broken to pieces, and by it I found a crow-bar, tinder-box, flint, steel, and matches, and an iron wedge under the door. - Some knives and forks had been moved, and laid by the door; a piece of carpet was taken up and thrown into the yard, several books were moved, and a strange bag was left there. Nugent was cut in four or five places by the broken glass on the wall.

ELIZA RIDDLE . I have the care of the Vestry, and left the pew-opener there between three and four o’clock on the 26th; the books produced were on the top shelf of the cupboard, they were found on the bottom shelf, and were under my care; my husband’s name is William; the knives and forks are his, and had been moved.

ANN RHYMES . I was the last person at the chapel, and left all safe. I locked the door.

NUGENT’S Defence. I was going home, and ran, as it was late. This man took me.

THOMAS’S Defence. I was nearly out of the gate when this man took me, standing there hearing a row.

NUGENT - GUILTY . Aged 20.

THOMAS - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Certificate of Freedom No.31/38 dated 20 January 1831, Native Place: London, Trade: Carpenter & Joiner, Trial 14 January 1824, Year of Birth 1801

Iris Dunne on 17th January, 2019 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom No.33/549 dated 22 May 1833, in lieu of 31/38 now returned mutilated & cancelled.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 17th January, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 239 (121). NSW State Archives, COF Butts (NRS 12210). England Criminal Registers (HO26/30, page 126). Old Bailey - online (prev. Australian Joint Copyi

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