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Ellen Cocklin

Ellen Cocklin, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Cocklin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 414
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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Anonymous on 28th May, 2012 wrote:

Born: Cork, Ireland.

Conviction: Middlesex Gaol Delivery 17 Jan 1828.
Trial: London Central Criminal Court 21 Feb 1828.
Guilty: aged 31 years. Sentence: Transported for 7 years for stealing, on the 17th of January , 1 coat, value 4s., and 1 waistcoat, value 1s., the goods of Martin McGraary , and 1 cloak, value 4s., and 2 flat-irons, value 1s. , the goods of Mary Hogan.

Departure 9 Jun 1828 London on Convict ship: Competitor (2).
Married convict John Wright: Jul 1829 and followed by birth of son Daniel Wright in 1830.

Tony Beale on 26th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1827-1828 From Co Cork Ireland and born there Widowed lady who could read. Was a catholic who had 4 children. On the indent she was convicted of Lodgings (possibly vagrancy?) 5’ 3 3/4” freckled complexion brown hair and hazel eyes. Assigned to Peter Bodicane?

Old Bailey Online

635. ELLEN COCKLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of January , 1 coat, value 4s., and 1 waistcoat, value 1s., the goods of Martin McGraary , and 1 cloak, value 4s., and 2 flat-irons, value 1s. , the goods of Mary Hogan .

MARTIN McGRAARY. I lodge in Duck-lane, Westminster . The prisoner lodged in the same house; I saw her on the Tuesday, and on the 17th I got a job, and did not come home till the Saturday night - I then missed a coat, a waistcoat, some shoes, stockings, and handkerchiefs; my landlady also lost some articles.

MARY HOGAN. The prisoner lodged in my house. I lost a cloak, some flat irons, and other articles.

WILLIAM LEES . I am an officer. I went to apprehend the prisoner, and, on entering her room, at No. 7, Gardner-street, I found this cloak, which Hogan’s husband claimed, and a duplicate of a pair of boots.

THOMAS PRYCE JONES . I am a pawnbroker. I have a coat and waiscoat, which were pawned by the prisoner on the 17th of January.(Property produced and sworn to.)
GUILTY . Aged 31.
Transported for Seven Years .
There was another indictment against the prisoner, which was not tried.

Ellen Cocklin in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 22/6/1829
Name: Ellen Cocklin Master Peter Bodecin stated of her character well conducted
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1798
Age: 31
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Sesostris
Spouse Name: John Wright Master Thomas Lidderson stated of his character well conducted
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1797
Spouse Age: 32
Spouse Arrival Year: 1826
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 22 Jun 1829
Application Place: St. Philips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rev William Cowper

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 28th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797-00-00, gender f

Tony Beale on 26th October, 2020 made the following changes:


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