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Peter Thackray

Peter Thackray, one of 220 convicts transported on the Commodore Hayes, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Peter Thackray
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 25th February, 1825
Age: 29 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: Petty larceny
Convicted at: York City Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Commodore Hayes
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 16th August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 32
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

D Wong on 31st January, 2018 wrote:

25/5/1822 Sheffield Independent South Yorkshire, England:
??Peter Thackray, for stealing a great coat:

Peter Thackray was listed as being 26 years old on arrival in VDL.  His place of birth was Popplewell.

Gaol Report: Attempted to escape.
Hulk Report: Behaved badly - flogged.

Peter was 5’11” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, pockpitted, long scar middle of forehead, single.

Father: at Poppleton my N.P. a labourer.

2/11/1824: Hobart - Colonial Conviction:
3/12/1824 Hobart Town Gazette:
Richard Miller and Peter Thackray were tried for stealing, at Restdown, during midnight, on the 4th of October, in the house of Thomas Sharp, after putting him
in bodily fear, a musket, a brace of pistols, a cannister of gunpowder and another of shot, a basket of eggs, &c. the property of the said Thomas Sharp.
The prisoners at the time of this alleged depredation were absentees from the Penitentiary; and after many witnesses had been examined, by whom Thackray’s person was
identified, the Jury found him Guilty, but Acquitted Miller.

25/2/1825: Peter Thackray was executed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th February, 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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