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Peter Rush

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Rush
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Unknown
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Sidmouth
Departure date: 9th November, 1820
Arrival date: 19th February, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 87 other convicts

References

Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2019 wrote:

RUSH, Peter. Per “Lord Sidmouth”, 1821; constable at Parramatta, later Port Macquarie

1822 Apr 28 - Asking to be removed from his present situation as he was a peace officer in Ireland and some of the men arrested were with him and he was in fear for his life (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.48)

1822 Jun 6 - Appointed as a constable at Parramatta (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.63)

1822 Jul 8 - On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 p.19)

1822 Jul 15 - Recommended for reward for apprehension of George Barke (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.44)

1822 Aug 1 - Rewarded for apprehension of bushrangers (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.90)

1822 Dec 18 - Re forwarding D Tennant to Prisoner’s Barracks (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.37a)

1823 Jan 14,15 - Sentenced to Port Macquarie. Petition that his wife Mary be allowed to proceed to Port Macquarie (Reel 6069; 4/1817 pp.9-9b)

1823 Jan 16 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.28, 382-3)

1823 Mar 17 - Re fining of Sarah Faulkner for selling spirits without licence (Reel 6058; 4/1770 pp.173-173a)

1823 c.Apr - On return of convict absentees from Emu Plains apprehended and sentenced to Port Macquarie from 1 Apr 1822 to 31 Mar 1823 (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.141)

1823 Apr 1 - Petition to have Mary Anne Usher, aged six, sent to Port Macquarie (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.11). Reply, 1 May (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.230)

1823 May 7 - Dismissed as constable at Parramatta (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.165)

1823 May 29 - Re custody of a child at the Female Orphan School (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.16)

1823 Nov 11 - Of Port Macquarie. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3236; 4/1870 p.55)

1824 c.Feb - Claimed by Philip Hughes as ready to come forward on oath to prove the sentence passed on him (Reel 6065; 4/1799 pp.129-31)

1824 Feb 8 - Petition of Philip Hughes; Rush a witness that his sentence was seven years (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.34)

1824 Feb 9 - Of Port Macquarie; husband of Mary Rush. Petition to be allowed to return to Sydney or the Derwent (Fiche 3242; 4/1872 p.97). Reply, 19 Feb (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.365)

The Monitor, Sydney, Tues 12 Jun 1827
GOVERNMENT NOTICE.
COLONIAL SECRETARY’s OFFICE, MAY 31st, 1827.
HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony, viz.-
Peter Rush, Lord Sidmouth (2), from the 7th inst.
The Monitor, Sydney, Tues 12 Jun 1827

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 wrote:

Peter Rush was a Soldier in the Longford Militia.

Peter was 34 years old on arrival, 5’8” tall, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

Wife: Mary Rush.

15/3/1827: COF

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index (prev. ), firstname: Peter, surname: Rush, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, source: Colonial Secretary Index http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. Colonial Secretary Index), date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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