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Edward Peters

Edward Peters, one of 240 convicts transported on the Elphinstone, 20 January 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Peters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th December, 1817
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 23rd January, 1907
Age: 89 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Cambridge. Ely Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Elphinstone
Departure date: 20th January, 1836
Arrival date: 24th May, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 222
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

Diana Peters on 3rd March, 2012 wrote:

UPON TRANSPORTATION TO TASMANIA, EDWARD WAS ASSIGNED TO THE DRY FAMILY WHO OWNED A VERY LARGE PROPERTY NEAR LAUNCESTON- RICHARD DRY SENIOR ESTABLISHED THE FIRST RACECOURSE IN TASMANIA ON IS OWN PROPERTY.  EDWARD WAS GRANTED HIS TICKET OF LEAVE IN 1842 AND GRANTED AN UNCONDITIONAL PARDON IN JULY 1845-THIS ALLOWED HIM TO GO ANYWHERE WITH THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES BUT NOT TO RETURN TO ENGLAND.  EDWARD LIVED IN MAITLAND NSW AND MARRIED IN 1850 AND FARMED HIS OWN PROPERTY UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1907 AT HIS HOME AT KNOCKFIN VIA LOCHINVAR NSW.

Ron Hickey on 3rd April, 2020 wrote:

Edward Peters married Mary Byrne on 21 Jan 1884 they had five children , 4 boys and 1 girl. Mary had 3 children from her first marriage. His second son Edward James was my Great Grandfather and his Daughter was my Fathers Mother. My Great granddaughter is the eighth generations of his in NSW.

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2020 wrote:

John Sindall, for breaking into a lodge belonging to Henry Neal, Ely, and stealing four live ducks, was sentenced to seven years’ transportation. Edward Peters was indicted for the same offence, but acquitted. The same Edward Peters, and John Jackson and William Ellis, were indicted for breaking into the dwelling-house of Joseph Levitt of Ely, and stealing a gold ring, a silk handkerchief, &c. Peters was found guilty and transported for life;  the others were acquitted.
Norwich Mercury, 22 Aug 1835.

John Sindall was also transported on the same ship.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 3rd March, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817-12-11, date of death 1907-01-23, gender m

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