Peter Seddon (d.1792)

PETER SEDDON was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey and sentenced to seven years transportation on 12 January 1791 for stealing a pocket handkerchief from LORD CAVAN. At the time, SEDDON was a servant of LORD CAVAN.

He was probably the PETER SEDDON who had been tried alongside a fellow named JOHN TANN at the Old Bailey on 23 February 1780, but was on that occasion found not guilty and released.

SEDDON sailed with the Third Fleet from Portsmouth on 27 March 1791 per Albemarle (1791) and arrived on 13 October 1791, but he did not last long in the colony. He was the “PETER SIDDON, Convict” [sic] who was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 24 June 1792.


  • Alternate: PETER SIDDON (c.f. burial record)


  • Tried and found not guilty alongside JOHN TANN: 23 February 1780, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Began working as a servant of LORD CAVAN
  • Tried and found guilty of stealing a pocket handkerchief from his master LORD CAVAN: 12 January 1791, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation: 12 January 1791, Old Bailey, London, England
  • Delivered on board the Albemarle: 28 February 1791, Gravesend, Kent, England
  • Sailed with the Third Fleet per Albemarle: 27 March 1791, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Arrived per Albemarle: 13 October 1791, Port Jackson, Colony of New South Wales
  • Died: c. 24 June 1791, Parramatta, Colony of New South Wales
  • Buried: 24 June 1792, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta

Trial Records


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# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Old Bailey

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Albemarle (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked