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James Cole

James Cole, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Poulterer
Date of Death: 22nd September, 1891
Age: 72 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 203 (103)
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 23rd March, 2014 wrote:

James Cole was 19 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing silver spoons”. His occupation was a “Labourer/Poulterer”.

James was 5’7 1/4” tall, grey eyes, light brown hair, fresh complexion, 2 moles on right arm, 1 on left, single.

19/5/1843: TOL
23/10/1849: COF

1843: Married Matilda Young, (Hindostan)

12/11/1845: James and Matilda were passengers per ‘Castle Eden’ for Sydney.

Convict Changes History

John Messinger on 23rd March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd September, 1891 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 23rd March, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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