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James Peacock

James Peacock, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 02 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Peacock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 17th May, 1865
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 2nd April, 1834
Arrival date: 11th August, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 318 other convicts

References

Primary 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.
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

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

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