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William Peters

William Peters, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Peters
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 8th March, 1836
Age: 35 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: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Hounslow Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 377 (190)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Name; William Peters; Age 27 [1801]
No; 184
Read or write. Single,
Native County; Sussex
Trade; Farm Servant & soldier
Offence; Desertion - 14 years
Trial; 1 Sept 1827
Height; 5 ft. 8 3/4
Complexion; Dark Ruddy
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned Robert Hall Richmond
Additional Remarks; DIED in General Hospital 8 March 1836

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Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 17th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th March, 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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