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Peter Kemp (1815–1898)

Peter Kemp was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for robbing a shop. He arrived in Sydney in 1832 aboard the Planter. He was described as being 5 feet 5¼ inches (166 cms) tall with a ruddy complexion, dark brown hair and chestnut eyes.

He was granted a ticket of leave on 12th December 1839 and a certificate of freedom on 31st August 1846.

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Life Summary [details]


12 August, 1815
Ticehurst, Sussex, England


16 December, 1898 (aged 83)
at sea

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years