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Joseph Peace

Joseph Peace, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Peace
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1897
Age: 77 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 25 (14)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 25th March, 2017 wrote:

14/1/1841 Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard Staffordshire, England:
Joseph Peace and Henry Collier, for stealing five duck?, the property of Thomas Payne, at Burton-upon-Trent, were sentenced to 10 years’ transportation.

Henry Collier was also on board Eden.

Joseph Peace was listed as 21 years old on arrival.  He was born at Stapenell, near Burton upon Trent.

Joseph was 5’8 1/2” tall, reads and writes a little, single, protestant.

5/9/1846: Married Elizabeth Davis at Green Ponds, he was listed as 24 and Elizabeth was 34 and Free.

22/12/1851 The Tasmanian Colonist:
Peace v. Peace. — This was an information at the Instance of Mrs. Peace, against her husband Joseph Peace, of Davoy-street, for aliment. The defendant said that his wife had brought men into the house and robbed him of every thing in it.  “She went away of her own accord, and he declined to take her back. The defendant agreed to allow her -7s. per week. He made as a journeyman shoemaker about-1/. 5s, per week.

23/8/1854: Joseph Peace, Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Black Swan’.

18/8/1857 The Argus, Melbourne:
NOTICE. - I hereby CAUTION all parties not to Trust my Wife, ELIZABETH PEACE, as I will not be Responsible for any Debts she may Contract on and after this date, as we have parted by mutual consent.
9 aug 1857.

18/4/1863 The Argus, Melbourne:
MINOR CHARGES.—Joseph Peace was charged with deserting his wife. As an order for weekly maintenance had been made on behalf of the prosecutrix by Mr. Hackett, in the District Court, she was recommended by the Bench to take her case there, and the charge was dismissed.

No date of death found.

Pam McGrath on 5th December, 2017 wrote:

Believe he married Elizabeth DAVIS, age 24 (free).  Permission Date: 31.7.1846, Marriage Date 5.9.1846, Registered Brighton.  Index 55281.  Death Reg. 4786 Victoria 1897   Death Place: Collingwood.  Father: George PEACE, Mother U/K.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Pam McGrath on 5th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1897 (prev. 0000)

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