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Isaac Cohen, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 56. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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 3rd October, 2016 wrote:
Isaac COHEN was convicted at the CCC, London on 4 March 1844 for stealing a handkerchief from the person. Previously convicted of embezzlement and had spent time in prison. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Maria Somes’ arriving 30 July 1844.
Single man; aged 30 yrs; a tailor; 5’8 1/2”; can read & write; Jewish.
Native place - Shoreditch, London.
Brothers: Samuel, Emanuel, Isiah, Benjamin & .....
Sisters: Rebecca, Sophia, Elizabeth & .....
(ref. source for family - Convict Indent Book)
18mths Probation Period in the Colony. First station gang - Maria Island (off the east coast of Tasmania).
Several records of misconduct.
Ticket of Leave granted 12 Mar 1850.
Free Certificate 4 Mar 1854.
26 March 1862: Stealing boots. 12 mths hard labour.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 3rd October, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 56. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 56), date o