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William Pegg

William Pegg, one of 160 convicts transported on the Richmond, November 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Pegg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Richmond
Departure date: 27th November, 1821
Arrival date: 30th April, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 122
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

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 wrote:

Leicester Assizes.— Jos. Godwin and Wm. Page, for stealing a pony and an ass;  ... — were severally sentenced to death.
Stamford Mercury, 24 Aug 1821.

The following Convicts were removed from the County Gaol Tuesday morning last, put on His Majesty’s hulk the Belleraphon, Sheerness. —-Wm. Page, Joseph Godwin. Thomas Shaw, John Johnson, Thomas Allen, Charles Brown, Samuel Measures, and Thomas Ward, to be transported for life.  Joseph Shaw and William Soden, for seven years.
Leicester Chronicle, 29 Sept 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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