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Thomas Cobb

Thomas Cobb, one of 170 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 24 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cobb
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: 18th December, 1869
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 24th November, 1828
Arrival date: 20th April, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 531 (267)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 5th July, 2017 wrote:

25/7/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
Thomas Cobb, aged 18, and Samuel Jepps, aged 19, were indicted for having, on the 13th day of April last, feloniously assaulted one James Bass, on the King’s highway.

Samuel Jepps was also on board.

Thomas was listed as 20 years old on arrival - his native place was Elsey.

Thomas was 5’5” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar on back of left hand, single

Father: William Cobb, a Laborer, and his Mother - both at Shellington, Bedfordshire.

1830-33 Musters: Public Works
30/3/1835: TOL

14/7/1841: CP
30/11/1847: CP Extended.

19/2/1849: Permission to marry Rachael Elliott (Angelina)

13/3/1849: Married at Longford - he was 38 and free, she was 32, a prisoner.
No children found.

28/9/1852: Steerage passenger per Yarra Yarra, Launceston to Melbourne.

21/1/1857 Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
Notice.  My Wife, Rachel Cobb, and I having agreed to separate, this is to give notice, that I will not be responsible for any debt contracted by her after this date.
Strathmore, January 21.

I add the following under advisement: There was another Thomas Cobb who died 3/3/1872, his death was registered in Hobart, he was listed as a ‘Whaler’ and he was 75 years old, so too old to be the below mentioned Thomas.

18/12/1869: Thomas died aged 63, registered at Morven, Tas. - Listed as a Labourer,

23/12/1869 Launceston Examiner:
colonists are speedily passing away, and each year diminishes their number. In this issue we have to record the death of Mr. Thomas Cobb, who died at Mr. Ayton’s Railway Cottage, near Evandale, on Saturday last.
Deceased was in the service of the late James Cox., Esq., of Clarendon, and J. Youl, Esq., of Symmons Plains; for the long period of 33 years, His remains were taken to Lym-
mington and interred in the cemetery there,
a goodly number following him to his last
resting place.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th December, 1869 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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