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William Peeler

William Peeler, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Peeler
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives
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

Lesley Lusham on 31st December, 2012 wrote:

William Peeler arrived on the Woodford on 25th August, 1828 in Van Diemens Land.  He married Mary Bentley, also a convict, at Hobart Town on 14th May, 1839 at St. David’s Church.  They had seven children - Charles 1839-1840, Ellen 1840-1925, William 1843 - 1928, Thomas 1845 - 1883, Jane 1847 - 1928, John 1852 - 1905, and Esther 1855 - 1856.  They moved with their first four children to Victoria in 1851, settling at Barkers Creek in the Castlemaine area after a short time where they lived the rest of their lives.

Nell Murphy on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

William PEELER was convicted at Lancaster on 21 Jan 1828 for larceny. Previous convictions and “bad” gaol report. Hulk report: “good”. 14 yr transportation sentence.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Woodford” 1828.

Stated his father was Robert Peeler, a shoemaker at Manchester.  He had last worked for a Mr. Gray, Collett St., a cotton card stripper.
Single man.

Colony of VDL:
assigned to work duties
1831: Riotious conduct in his Master Mr. Wilson’s house. Punishment - 10 days on the Tread Mill.
1831: Drunk. Reprimanded.
1831: Drunk. 14 days on the Tread Mill.
1835: Ticket of Leave granted.
1837: at Campbell Town & Bothwell.
1838: Having a pig in his possession and not being able to account for same. 10 days on Tread Mill.
19 Oct 1838: Conditional Pardon approved, no. 1867

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY:
12 Dec 1838 - Mary BENTLEY (per Atwick) to William PEELER (per Woodford)

MARRIAGE:
14 May 1839 - Mary BENTLEY, convict per Atwick, aged 23 yrs to William PEELER, Ticket of Leave status, per Woodford, aged 29 yrs - at St. David’s Church of England, Hobart.  (ref. 37/1/1 no. 395)

CHILDREN, born in VDL:
Charles PEELER died 2 March 1840 at Hobart. Aged 1 yr. Dropsy. Mother Mary PEELER, Patrick St. Hobart.

male child PEELER b 10 May 1843 at Hobart to William PEELER and Mary BENTLEY.  (ref. 33/1/1 no. 1459)

Thomas PEELER b. 7 Apr 1845 to William PEELER and Mary BENTLEY, at Hobart.  (ref. 33/1/2 no. 930)

female child PEELER b 10 July 1847 at Hobart to William PEELER and Mary BENTLEY.  (ref. 33/1/3 no. 162)

(Lesley has stated above, the family then moved to Victoria, where more children were born)

Convict Changes History

Lesley Lusham on 31st December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 17th April, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 382), gender: m

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