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Zachariah Cocksedge

Zachariah Cocksedge, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Zachariah Cocksedge
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 225 (113)
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

Maureen Withey on 15th September, 2020 wrote:

1828 NSW Census Index.
Yick(?) Cocksedge,  per Surry, 17 Road Party. (no further details)

Marriage Permissions.
Permission 3 Sept 1831, Zachariah Cocksedge,  age 31, per Surry, 4 years, 7 years, Free,  and Ann Garraway,  per Sovereign, age 27, 7 years, bond. 


Absconded Prisoners
Garraway ux Cocksedge Ann, No. 29-387, Sovereign, 28, Servant, Glasgow, 5 feet 1½, hazle eyes, brown hair, ruddy pock-pitted comp, from Zacharias Cocksedge her husband.
NSW Govt Gazette, 11 Apr 1832.


In 1835, Zachariah Cocksedge was a witness at an inquest into the death of a child. He was described as a carpenter who had been employed at the house of a person named Doyle, opposite to the residence of the parents”.


His wife Ann was sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement in 1837.

Court of Quarter Sessions, Thursday April 13th.
Ann Coxhedge, stood indicted for stealing toys, the property of James Tegg.  It appeared the prisoner sent her infant child into the shop to steal the article which she received at the door. To be transported to a penal settlement for five years.
Sydney Monitor, 14 April 1837.


June McShane on 9th February, 2021 wrote:

Zachariah was born in Rougham, Suffolk England. His parent were John Cocksedge and Mary Ann Hewlett. He was baptised at Rougham on 9th September 1789. He had 4 brothers and 1 sister. His brother Abraham was my great, great grandfather.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th September, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

June McShane on 9th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), crime

Iris Dunne on 9th February, 2021 made the following changes:


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