Am about to extend my tree on here and want to try find some evidence that John is really the son of Thomas Peasland and that Thomas Peasland is really 'my' Thomas
Thomas Peasland bap 1799 Alderton Northants England s of William and Elizabeth
Damaris Peasland bap 1797 Alderton Northants England d of William and Elizabeth (my ggg grandmother so the link to my tree)
A Thomas Peasland was convicted for Horse theft on 19 July 1819 at Northampton Assizes and transported to NSW Australia 1820 on the Agammenon.
He is variously recorded as Peasland, Peasley, Peisley (in NSW the indexes link back to the transportation event )
There is apparently a certificate of freedom that records that this Thomas Peasland came from Allerton Northamptonshire. (there are 3 certificates in the NSW index, dated July 1826, Dec 1826 and July 1828,I don't know which one has this information on it)
These certificates are on Ancestry Australia but I don't have access (am reluctant to pay out for World membership for one person)
Though not quite 'correct' I think that a birthplace so similar establishes that it is the same Thomas .
Thomas Peasland married Elizabeth Clayton in 1830 (indexed in the NSW BMD index)
He was again convicted of theft in 1845 and sentenced at Bathurst (NSW convicts index)
Thomas and Elizabeth apparently had several children, a few of these are recorded in the NSW BMD index but there is no John Peisley (or any variation)
John Peisley was born in abt 1834 and was hung for murder in 1862 (lots of detail available about his life and crimes)
I have found a 1936 newspaper article saying that John Peisley's father had the initials TP (apparently the forged brand on the cattle he was accused of stealing )
Many ancestry trees say that he is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth but I can't find any proof (they mainly reference each other )
I am wondering if there is some evidence of his parentage in the various gaol records. Some of these are also on Ancestry Aus.
I also found a reference on http://nis.wikidot.com/peisley to what they describe as a family from Bathurst ; Thomas and Elizabeth Peizley withseveral children including John b 1834.
They cite : BFHG2007 Bathurst Pioneers (I gather that this is an out of print book)
So after all this
Have I established that the convict Thomas Peasland is the same person asmy GGG uncle ?
Is anyone able to cit some evidence that Thomas Peasland is in turn the father of John Peisley Bushranger?