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Peter O'Neil, one of 270 convicts transported on the Lord Dalhousie, 19 September 1863
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||24th December, 1843
|Date of Death:
||10th June, 1890
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 8 years
||1851 Scotland Census; Ancestry.com; Parish: Edinburgh Lady Yester; ED: 6; Page: 3; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1851_177; Year: 1851
Catholic Parish Registers; scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Birth 1844 O'NEIL, PATRICK (S.C.A. Births MP 74 1 2 1 222-, EDINBURGH, ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL)
||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 March, 2014 wrote:
Peter O’Neil was 20 years old and his occupation was a “Boot Closer”.
Son of Peter of 303 Cowgate.
Peter was 5’6” tall, light red hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, stout, tattoos, semi literate and single.
30/9/1869: CP at York.
Comments: Shoemaker, general servant, grubbing.
No date of death found.
Known areas: Bunbury, Fremantle, Perth.
Ross O'Neil on 3rd February, 2016 wrote:
On the 2nd July 1877 he married Jane Pollitt who was born in Perth in 1858. Jane’s father James Pollitt was also a convict, and he arrived in the Colony on the 31st January 1852 aboard the “Minden”. Peter and Jane had eight children, six of whom survived to adulthood. Peter died on the 10th June 1890, and Jane died on the 19th October 1935.
Susie O'Neil on 8th September, 2016 wrote:
Born in Edinburgh - 24 Dec 1843
Christened as Patrick O’Neil in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh - 14 Jan 1844 to parents Patrick O’Neil & Catherine Gillen
Appears on 1851 census at 303 Cowgate, Edinburgh as Patrick O’Neil. With parents Patrick & Catherine and siblings James and Mary
Grant O'Neil on 6th June, 2021 wrote:
The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Rica Erickson, 1988, Battye Library of W.A. History, Page number: Vol 3 p2380
The Dictionary of Western Australians 1829-1914, Rica Erickson, 1979, Battye Library of W.A. History, Page number: Vol 2 p413
W.A. Convict records Accession 1156, Battye Library of W.A. History, Page number: vol 27 & vol 29
Death 10 June 1890
W.A. Birth, Death, Marriage Registrations, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Page number: Gton 339/90
Convict Changes History
Susie O'Neil on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:
surname: O'neil (prev. O'Neil), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1842 (prev. 0000)
Ross O'Neil on 3rd February, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1843 (prev. 1842), date of death: 10th June, 1890 (prev. 0000)
Susie O'Neil on 8th September, 2016 made the following changes:
source: 1851 Scotland Census; Ancestry.com; Parish: Edinburgh Lady Yester; ED: 6; Page: 3; Line: 14; Roll: CSSCT1851_177; Year: 1851
Catholic Parish Registers; scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Birth 1844 O'NEIL, PATRICK (S.C.A. Births MP 74 1 2 1 222-, EDINBURGH,
Grant O'Neil on 6th June, 2021 made the following changes: