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William Peters

William Peters, one of 168 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 14 April 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Peters
Aliases: Wellard
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th January, 1777
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: 22nd March, 1857
Age: 80 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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 14th April, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 170
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

Kate Cunningham on 4th October, 2015 wrote:

We have never been able to discover WHY William WELLARD was tried and convicted under the name William PETERS. PETERS was his wife’s maiden name.

Convict Changes History

Kate Cunningham on 4th October, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Wellard, date of birth: 19th January, 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd March, 1857 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Kate Cunningham on 8th December, 2019 made the following changes:


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