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Peter Alexander Vitas Simpson

Peter Alexander Vitas Simpson, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Alexander Vitas Simpson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 5th June, 1886
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 449 (226)
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

Philip D Beames on 19th August, 2012 wrote:

*Mispell on Vitas, should be VATAS. *When married Sarah Jane Hosking 24 Dec 1857, occupation on marriage certificate was ‘Labourer’, and later, he is gazetted as a ‘School Teacher’. *Born 1811, at Camden, Middlesex, England and Died 5 Jun 1886 at Quorn, South Australia, Age 75 years.

Sandra Pridmore on 13th October, 2016 wrote:

peter was committed to Adelaide Asylum on two occasions, Jan.14-Sept.24 1880 and Oct. 17 - Feb 11 1881 Reference Glenside Hospital Historical Society

Convict Changes History

Philip D Beames on 19th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811-00-00, date of death 1886-06-05, gender m

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