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Frances Cole

Frances Cole, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frances Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 8
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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Maureen Withey on 6th February, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Record; https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p28
List of 30 male and 13 female prisoners embarked for Port Dalrymple on the Lady Nelson, 29 Jun 1812, and their ships of arrival, dates of trial, etc.:

Frances Coles,  arrived in NSW per ship Canada, Master Ward in 1810; tried at Middx G.D.,  12 April 1809, 7 years sentence;  Remarks – Tollerable Good.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 06 February 2020), April 1809, trial of FRANCES COLE (t18090412-86).
FRANCES COLE, Theft > grand larceny, 12th April 1809.

394. FRANCES COLE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of April , two shirts, value 8 s. and two shirts, value 10 s. the property of James Collin .

JANE COLLIN . I am the wife of James Collin , I take in washing, I live in Shepherd’s-court, No. 19 , Curzon-street, May-fair; I employed the prisoner to wash for me. On the 15th of April I detected a shift between the prisoner’s petticoats, I was stooping down by her side, I saw something white by her petticoats, I laid hold of it; she said it was her’s; she snatched it out of my hand, she said she wanted to wash it; I did not mind it any more till the Sunday; I missed a shirt; then I sent for an officer.

ALEXANDER BALL . I went to the house where the prisoner lodged; the prosecutor, pointed out the prisoner; I had a hard struggle to get the prisoner’s pockets from her. I took out of one pocket a silver table spoon; the next thing an handkerchief; the prosecutor said that was hers. I felt further in the pocket; I found the duplicate of a shift.

PHILIP EASTON . I am a pawnbroker. I produce a shirt and a shift, pawned on the 1st of April and the 7th of April, by the prisoner.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner’s Defence. When the constable took hold of my pockets, I said I had a spoon belonging to lord Fitzgerald, that I meaned to take home the next morning.I know nothing of the other shirt.

GUILTY , aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 6th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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