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Henry Peever

Henry Peever, one of 266 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 20 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Peever
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 12th September, 1890
Age: 75 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: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 20th July, 1831
Arrival date: 18th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 153 (79)
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

Keith South on 11th January, 2015 wrote:

Edward or Henry Peever was convicted of burglary at Worcester on 5 March 1831 and arrived at VDL on the `Lord Lyndoch’, 18 Nov. 1831. On 26 July 1830, according to his trial record in England, with three others he had broken into a house and stolen a considerable quantity of food and clothing.  A newspaper report of his trail reveals that he and his friends in crime came from Birmingham. He was sentenced to be hanged, but was reprieved and transported for life.(11) He was granted Conditional Pardon No. 909 on 24 November 1842 which was extended to the Australian colonies 9 Feb. 1847.  That is, he was able to live as a free man but not permitted to return to Britain. He was, however convicted of stealing a hay fork in April 1861 and sentenced to 12 months goal. He was in goal at Port Arthur.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 11th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th September, 1890 (prev. 0000), crime

Keith South on 11th January, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m

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