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Peacock, Thomas

Thomas Peacock was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a bag containing 178 lbs weight of iron nails. He arrived in Sydney in 1790 aboard the Neptune as part of the Second Fleet. He married fellow convict Elizabeth Carter on 30 November 1790. He was granted 30 acres of land in the Hawkesbury district in 1794. Elizabeth died in 1799 and by 1800 Peacock had sold his farm to the Provost Marshal Thomas Smyth. There is further record of him and it is thought that he either died or left the colony with the proceeds of the farm. It is believed that John Jenkins Peacock, who remained in the colony, was his son. 

* information from Michael Flynn, The Second Fleet, Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 (1993), p 473

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'Peacock, Thomas ', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/peacock-thomas-28311/text35979, accessed 10 July 2020.

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