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John Cockram, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd June, 1897
life span was 53 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 94. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 5th April, 2019 wrote:
John COCKRAM was convicted at Somerset, England on 7 Jan 1839 for stealing a cheese from a warehouse. Previouse conviction & imprisonment. 10 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Canton” arriving 12 Jan 1840. Ship surgeon’s report: “well behaved”.
Single man; aged 21 yrs; a labourer; 5’7 1/2” height.
Native place of birth: Bridgewater.
Colony of VDL:
Numerous reports of misconduct and punishments.
22 Feb 1849: Certificate of Freedom issued.
D Wong on 2nd July, 2020 wrote:
2/6/1897: Died as John Cochrane at the New Town Charitable Institution, of Senilis, aged 80 - buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
Listed as a Groom, born England.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 5th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 94. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 94), date of birth: 1
D Wong on 2nd July, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 2nd June, 1897 (prev. 0000)