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Pierre Poidevin

Pierre Poidevin, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Pierre Poidevin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 27th June, 1858
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Maker of base coin
Convicted at: Guernsey Royal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 78. Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835.
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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Wendy Smith on 8th November, 2019 wrote:

The Australian Convict Indentures state that Pierre Poidevan was aged 33 years old.  He could read and write; Religion Roman Catholic; Statues Single and native of France.  He was convicted of making base coin at Guernsey Royal Court on 3 December 1834 and sentenced to seven years.  Francois Noyan was tried the same day for the same offence.  Pierre had no prior offences.  Physical attributes Height 5 feet 4 inches; complexion very dark sallow; hair dark brown and greenish eyes.  Prisoner number 35-2228 and transport number 225.

Maureen Withey on 8th November, 2019 wrote:

A special meeting of the justices of Goulburn and the vicinity assembled at the police office yesterday, for the purpose of taking into consideration the applications for publican’s licenses and transfers of the same, that might be submitted to them. Those present were Captains Hovell and Edinborough, Lieut. Montgomerie, and Messrs. Rossi, jun. Hedge, Chisholm and Chatfield.
Their worships, as usual, conducted their proceedings with closed doors, and when they had finished their deliberations the following was the result :-
Pierre Poidevin, granted, but admonished by Capt. Edinborough, that unless he kept a more orderly house, he should be deprived of his license.
Goulburn Herald, 15 July 1848

LAST Tuesday being the day appointed for the Annual Licensing Meeting for the District of Goulburn, …

-The following applications for renewals were granted:-
General License
...Poidevin, Collector. ..
Goulburn Herald, 21 April 1849.

Country News.
LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL.—Yesterday (Sunday) being the day appointed for laying the foundation stone of the Roman Catholic Chapel and School.house, our little village presented a very lively appearance. The weather being fine induced many to come a distance of several miles to witness the ceremony. The foundation being marked out on Saturday, and every thing got ready, early on Sunday both equestrians and pedestrians began to flock into the village.  By eleven o’clock a large concourse of people were assembled; and, after the celebration of Mass, at Mr. Poidevin’s Inn, by the Rev. Mr. Walsh, of Goulburn, the procession moved towards the Chapel ground.
Goulbourn Herald, 20 Oct 1849

New Year’s Ball
T HE Public are most respectfully informed, that there will be at GRAND PUBLIC BALL at Mr. PETER POIDEVIN’S Inn, COLLECTOR, on the st 1st January, 1850. This being te the first Annual .Ball held since this little locality has been formed into a township, the proprietor anticipates every encouragement..
Dancing to commence at 8 o’Clock precisely IN THE EVENING.
To Young Ladies and Gentlemen who are anxious to become Dancers - Lessons in Dancing
- Quadrilles - Waltzes - M inuets - and Country Dancing,  will be every Monday and Saturday afternoons, taught at Mr. Poidevin’s, by Mr. H. Williams.  Terms moderate.
Goulburn Herald, 1 Dec 1849.

On the 27th instant, at his residence, Collector, Lake George, PETER POIDEVIN, Innkeeper, aged 61 years after a short but painful illness, which he bore with christian fortitude, leaving a widow and seven children to lament their loss. He was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
Goulburn Herald, 30 Jun 1858.

Note on transcription of text by text corrector on Trove: ( ? husband of Rebecca Sheridan, m. 1843, registered as Pierre Poittevin.)

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 8th November, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 78. Convict Annotated Printed Indentures 1835. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Numbe

Maureen Withey on 8th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 1802), date of death: 27th June, 1858 (prev. 0000)

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