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Peter O'neil

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter O'neil
Aliases: Neil
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th February, 1869
Age: 77 years

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 Life

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Queen's County
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: 19th January, 1827
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts
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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 9th April, 2015 wrote:

Peter NEIL - O”NEIL Convict - Armed Robbery- trial Dublin 21 July 1825 Queens County Sentence Death –Life in the colonies. Arrived - Marina 3. 23/05/1827 age 35yrs Born 1792 Wicklow Ireland. Peter was assigned to Major William Sandys Elrington a retired British Army officer arrived in 1827 who was granted free a lot of 2,500 acres in St Vincent area now known as Vincentia near Jervis Bay South Coast NSW. If a convict was assigned to one master for 8 yrs and maintained a good behavior he, with his masters approval would be granted a Ticket of Leave (Parole). Peter had become a valued asset to the Majors interest and he intended to retain him as long as possible Therefore the major refused to sign his approval. After another 3 year Peter insisted the major give his approval to the Ticket of Leave request. The Major lodged charges of insolence and neglect of duty before the Braidwood Court House Magistrate on 6 June 1838. Peter was found guilty of insolence and neglect and sentenced to receive 75 Lashes and returned to the Government. From the Hyde Park Barracks Sydney on the 10 June Peter submitted a Petition pleading the injustice he had received from the Major and the Braidwood Magistrate. Peter received his Ticket of Leave Oct 1838 with the district area listing as Bathurst. Peter requested his wife and three children joint him at Bathurst. On the 15 Dec 1839 Mary, her two daughters Julia (married Stephen Doulman) 20 yrs, Rose 16yrs, son Charles 18yrs and his new wife Bridget 19yrs on the North Briton. Peter received his Pardon - 2 Mar 1846 bought land at Trunkey and settled at his later property Homecroft - Rockley, where he died.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 9th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts (prev. ), firstname: Pedter, surname: O'neil, alias1: Neil, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1792, date of death: 12th February, 1869, gender: , occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 9th April, 2015 made the following changes:

firstname: Peter (prev. Pedter)

Dennis Nightingale on 3rd May, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

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