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David Peter, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 170
||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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D Wong on 25th August, 2018 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against David Peter, John Smith for the crime of robbery, assault with intent to rob and discharging a loaded firearm with intent to murder at public roads, Forfarshire (Angus), various locations
Accused David Peter, blacksmith, Address: Scouringburn, Dundee
John Smith, weaver, Address: Lawson’s Close, north side of Overgate Street, Dundee.
David Peter, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - Life
John Smith, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - Life.
David Peter was 27 years old on arrival - his native place was Dundee, Scotland.
David was literate, married with 2 children, 5/5¼” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, nose broad and rather
flat, breast a little hairy.
13/6/1846: TOL Murrurundi - listed as a Baker.
12/5/1847: TOL altered to Moreton Bay.
4/10/1881 Toowoomba Chronicle:
PETERS.—At the residence of Lochlan Macpherson, Esq., J.P., Caledonian Valley, Emu Creek, on Monday, the 3rd of October, David Peters, aged 68 years.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 25th August, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime