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Amos Cole

Amos Cole, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 15 April 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amos Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Kent Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 15th April, 1836
Arrival date: 20th August, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 330 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 252
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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greg petersen on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

Transported for breaking a shop & stealing books. Gaol report, drunken dishonest & idle, lived by thieving twice imprisoned for this /. 3 times con.d for felony & transported before. Hulk report, orderly. Single. Stated this offence, stealing books, prosecutor Mr. Snead at native place Woodchurch, transported before in 1825, for 7 years for felony served 6 years & 7 months - 15 months at Sheerness the rest at Plymouth, once 3 weeks for misdemeanor * single, surgeon’s. October 16th 1838, Thomas Archer/ absent without leave ../? that his ticket of leave be withheld 2 years.

greg petersen on 9th April, 2017 wrote:

in 1839, Amos Cole, together with Charles Price,  laid a complaint against their master, Thomas Archer, Cole and Price complained that their master had prevented them from attending divine service. The two convicts made their complaint in a letter directly to Lieutenant Governor Arthur, an evangelical stickler for religious observance. Price admitted that his complaint was false, that he did not ask to go to worship because he was a Catholic, and there was no Catholic church near enough to attend. Amos Cole maintained that he had been prevented from going to Church, as he had been in the habit of doing, because of his misconduct with the female servants at Woolmers. Moreover, under questioning he admitted that, “he wrote the letter in order to get away” the magistrate sentenced them both to twelve months’ hard labour in chains, they were then returned to their master’s service.

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 9th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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