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Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole, one of 376 convicts transported on the Fairlie, 14 October 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 26th December, 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 6th February, 1887
Age: 81 years

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 Life

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fairlie
Departure date: 14th October, 1833
Arrival date: 15th February, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 375 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 235 (119)
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

D Wong on 20th July, 2019 wrote:

Daniel Cole labourer and Joshua Burling labourer (v) William Barrett
Waltham Abbey
Essex Assizes
Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833.

Joshua Burling was also on board ‘Fairlie 1834’.

Daniel Cole was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Essex.

Daniel was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’5” tall, brown and little pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, chestnut eyes, whiskers meeting under the chin, two scars left side of forehead.

13/7/1836: Absconded from Newcastle gaol 8th July - Listed as David Cole. (There was no David Cole on board the Fairlie).

9/7/1834: 50 lashes for absconding.

29/9/1840:12 months in Irons.

3/2/1841: Maitland - Sheep stealing - 10 years.

1841: 5ft 5in, stout, swarthy complexion, brown hair and eyes. Admitted to Newcastle gaol.

19/2/1841: Sent to Norfolk Island.

6/6/1844: Arrived VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’ from Norfolk Island.

13/2/1846: TOL
9/1/1849: CP approved.

25/1/1852: Steerage passenger Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Halcyon’. 
Conditional Pardon
Sip to colony: Lady Franklin.

28/3/1856: Was a miner at Fryer’s Creek, Victoria.

1857: Was a butcher at Fryer’s Town.

12/12/1860 The Argus, Melbourne, Vic.:
DANIEL COLE, last heard of at Daisy Hill in 1863,-any information respecting him will be thankfully received.
Address Thomas Ogden, Post Office, Chewton.

Steve Askew on 3rd May, 2020 wrote:

Daniel Cole was born on the 26th December 1805 to Elizabeth Cole and was baptized on the 9th February 1806 at Chingford, Essex.
In the early hours of Friday 22nd March 1833, a hay stack belonging to Mr William Barrett of Sewardstone Green near Chingford, was partially destroyed by fire. 
Daniel Cole was arrested along with Joshua Burling on the charge of arson.
At their trial on the 19th July 1833 the Essex Assizes they both received a guilty verdict and were sentenced to be executed on Friday the 2nd August 1833.
The death sentence was reprieved at the last minute, and both were transported for life.
Daniel Cole died in Launceston, Tasmania on the 6 February 1887

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Steve Askew on 3rd May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1808), occupation

Steve Askew on 4th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 26th December, 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th February, 1887 (prev. 0000)

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