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Joseph Peters, one of 186 convicts transported on the Lord Goderich, 26 June 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||19th September, 1861
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 350
||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 26th May, 2018 wrote:
31/10/1840 Bolton Chronicle Greater Manchester, England:
Abraham Jolly, Joseph Peters, Bridget Bayley, and William Johnson, were brought up charged with burglary. Mr. Glover appeared for the prosecuion, and Mr. Taylor for the defence.
Mr. Glover stated the fact that, for some time past, this town has been infested with a gang of robbers, and that, until now, they had eluded the vigilance of the police. The prisoners Peters and Jolly were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of Nehemiah Whittle, a spinner, residing at the Folds, and stealing articles of clothing and furniture.
Abraham Jolly arrived VDL per ‘Westmoreland’ 1841 — William Johnson VDL per ‘Layton’ 1841—no ship found for Bridget Bayley.
Joseph Peters was listed as being 18 years old on arrival - his native place was Bolton.
Mother: Martha - at Bolton
Joseph was 5’1¼” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, no whiskers, dark hazel eyes, can read a little, single, pockpitted, J P inside right arm.
10/4/1853: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra’ __ Free by servitude - ship to colony: Lord Goderich.
On the Vic BDM - 1854 married Mary Ann Scown ( John THOMPSON and Mary Ann SCOWN 1839-1910
Mary Ann SCOWN was born 3 Jun 1839 in Launceston, Cornwall d/o John SCOWN and Susanna BRAGINTON) - A possible son is John PETERS who died 1854, no parents, no age, no place listed VIC BDM.
1861: Joseph Peters died aged 38 - son of Joseph Peters and Martha.
20/9/1861 The Star, Ballarat:
On the 19tn instant, at the Benevolent
Asylum, Joseph Peters, native of Bolton, Lancashire, England, aged 38 years.
Ballarat Benevolent Asylum:
Native Place:Bolton, England
Parents:John & Martha
Arrived in Colony: 1850
Religion: C. England
Ground of Application: Phthisis
Date Admitted: 25 Feb. 1861
Period for which admitted (days) 206
Died: 19 September. 1861
1862: Mary Ann Peters married John Thompson - they already had 5 or 6 children by then - they had 15 children in all.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th May, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th September, 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime