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John Cockram

John Cockram, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cockram
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1897
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing cheese
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 94. Tasmanian Archives.
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

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)

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