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Piedro Soares

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Piedro Soares
Aliases: Piedro Swarey, Piedro Swareg, Peter Sorry
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 6th June, 1904
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Osprey
Departure date: 0000
Arrival date: -
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 9 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON37-1-2,292,113,L,80. Cornwall Chronicle - newspaper 06/12/1851
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 wrote:

Piedro Swareg was tried and convicted at Hong Kong on 02/01/1844 for stealing - a small box, at Hong Kong, it was locked and I do not know its contents. 7yr transportation sentence.
Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the non-convict ship ‘Osprey’ arriving 26/01/1845.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 wrote:

Single man; aged 20yrs; medical clerk & attendant; 5’6”; Roman Catholic; read & write; dk brown complexion; black hair; dk brown eyes; scar on forehead.
Recorded under the names: Soares/Swareg/Swarey.

Native Place: Portugal
Mother: Hannah
Brother: Augustus
Sisters: Hannah, Charlotte, Johanna & ......

Station Gang: Impression Bay, 2 yrs.
Some records of misconduct.

Free Certificate 15/11/1851 (ref. convict record book & newspaper)

(There was a family of Auguste Soares in Tasmania - ? brother)

Elizabeth Lopez on 25th April, 2018 wrote:

Married (1) Jane McNally 15 June 1852 Hobart Tas (about 12 children, about half died in infancy) and (2) Eliza Hay 1 September 1887 New Zealand (no children).
Died in New Zealand

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st March, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1825, occupation

Elizabeth Lopez on 25th April, 2018 made the following changes:

alias3: Peter Sorry, date of death: 6th June, 1904 (prev. 0000)

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