Contribute to this record
William Peeler, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Lancaster Quarter Sessions
29th April, 1828
25th August, 1828
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 183 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 382. Tasmanian Archives
||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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If William Peeler was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
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.
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)
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