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Mary Ann Peters

Mary Ann Peters, one of 213 convicts transported on the Surrey, 28 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Peters
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Bristol City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 28th March, 1840
Arrival date: 13th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 212 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 173 (88)
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

Anonymous on 8th September, 2011 wrote:

Mary ann came to Australia with her son Henry William Peters aged about 10 years old

Tony Beale on 25th November, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Non-Annotated Printed Indentures 1840-1842
From Bristol Married protestant with 1 male child. Could read and write. Was a shoe binder and housemaid. Guilty of uttering base coin (forgery). Tried 5/10/1839 one previous conviction of 2 years. 5’ 4” sallow and freckled complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. William Peters - prisoner out 11 years

There is a William Peters from Bristol arrived per ship Claudine in 1829 received 14 yrs tried on 27/4/1829. ToL no 36/297 dated 8/3/1836. Was at Windsor

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 25th November, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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