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James Peacock, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||17th May, 1865
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 315 (159). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove online newspapers.
||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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Nell Murphy on 5th January, 2017 wrote:
James PEACOCK was convicted at Bedford 22 July 1833 for rape upon a married woman. Previous similar offence (2yr hard labour sentence). Life sentence. Gaol Report: “character very bad”. Hulk Report: “orderly”. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘John Barry’ arriving 11 Aug 1834.
Single man; aged 32yrs; a ploughman; 5’3”
Native Place: near Bedford, England.
Assignments in Colony. Some records of misconduct and punishments.
22 Nov 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.
8 Jan 1855: Further charge, at Launceston S.C. - Assault with intent to commit carnal knowledge. Guilty. 2yrs imprisonment. Sent to Port Arthur Penal Settlement.
20 June 1856: Discharged to freedom.
James Peacock died, at Launceston, Tasmania, 17 May 1865. Recorded as male, 50yrs, pauper, cause - dropsy. (Ref. 35/1/34 no. 862)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 5th January, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 315 (159). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Trove online newspapers. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece N