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William Peters

William Peters, one of 169 convicts transported on the Mellish, 10 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Peters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 16th November, 1843
Age: 51 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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mellish
Departure date: 10th November, 1828
Arrival date: 18th April, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 509 (256)
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

paul on 2nd April, 2017 wrote:

Husband of Ann (Andrews) Peters — married 6 Feb 1813 in Folkestone, Kent, England

9 children

D Wong on 8th October, 2017 wrote:

James Jull, William Peters and David Newman were convicted of ‘Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Henry Care stealing his goods and monies £20.14s and monies and notes £8.10s of Samuel Care’.
Jury say Guilty.
Transported for Life.

James Jull was also on board.
David Newman was found not guilty.

James Jull and William Peters both came from Cheriton/Folkstone, Kent.

19/12/1831: William Peters, Labourer from Kent.  Admitted to Newcastle gaol 19 Sept., To be returned to govt., service, his master W. Bucknell having no agent to receive him. forwarded to Newcastle bench for assignment 1 October.

1837: Assigned to Wlilliam Bucknell (Sydney). Aged 44.

1837: TOL Illawarra
1839: TOL Illawarra

16/11/1843: William Peters died, aged 51, and was buried at the Glebe Burial Ground - Maitland Burial Records. Convict Death Register.

Convict Changes History

paul on 2nd April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 16th November, 1843 (prev. 0000)

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