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John Peters

John Peters, one of 237 convicts transported on the Eden, 30 September 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Peters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1893
Age: 66 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 15 years

Crime: Abuse
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 30th September, 1848
Arrival date: 21st January, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 236 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 333 (168)
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

Beverley Brown on 9th April, 2012 wrote:

21/4/1847 Single 20 year old convicted in the County Court/Old Bailey London for "felonously abusing 10 year old girl".
23/11/1847 Centured to 15 years in "Millbank Prison" - exiled from Millbank Prison England on board the ship "Eden and then transferred to the ship "Willwatch"
30/9/1848 Sailed from Woolwich, Portsmouth on board "Eden" (Bread and Water)
4/2/1847 Arrived ? 12/2/1949 Sent to Portland Bay per "Willwatch".
1850 Married Jane Theresa Ennis born Dublin, Ireland 1837 and together they had eleven children

Convict Changes History

Beverley Brown on 9th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1827-00-00, date of death 1893-00-00, gender m

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