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Richard Coker

Richard Coker, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Coker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 31st March, 1883
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bucks. Assizes at Buckingham
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 142
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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A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

c1819: Stated aged 30, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks.

9-Jul-1847: Indicted for stealing oats. Sentenced 7 years transportation. Buckingham, England.

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, Stirling Castle, at Portsmouth.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, Stirling Castle Convict Hulk at Portsmouth, Page 40]

1850: Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: Bucks.

[NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4222; Reel 964] ]

13-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

Richard Coker, Bangalore, 49, Birmingham, farm laborer, 5 feet 6 3/4 inches, dark hair, blue eyes, scar in left eyebrow, large scar inside ball of left thumb, scar back of same; from ticket of leave, Moreton Bay, since June,1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

31-Mar-1883: The only death in the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, for the week ending 31st March was that of Richard Cocker, aged 68, of senile decay, born Buckingham, England.

[Death registration: Richard Cocker Death date: 31/03/1883 Mother’s name: - Father/parent’s name: William Cocker Registration details: 1883/C/2827, 31 March 1883 in Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st March, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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