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Details for the convict James Peaulet (1788)

Convict Name:James Peaulet
Trial Place:Middlesex
Trial Date:1784
Notes:aka Peulet
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Arrival Year:1788
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James Peaulet was born in 1760 to John Peaulet & Mary Wegland. In July 1784 at the age of 24, he was convicted for stealing a watch and chain. He was sentenced to 7 years transportation. He was held for 2.5 years on the prison hulk Censor before embarking on the Scarborough (First Fleet) in May 1787. The Scarborough arrived at Port Jackson on the 26th January 1788. James had a number of run-ins with the law before being pardoned in 1791. In 1804 he was provided with a housekeeper, Sarah Robinson (also a convict) with whom he had 2 children Sarah Jnr & James Jnr. James Jnr died at age 3. In June 1809 he married Elizabeth Williams. He died 28th August, 1820 in Pitt Town, NSW.
Submitted by Researcher (Michelle Champion) on 22 December 2016

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