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John Cole

John Cole, one of 145 convicts transported on the Mariner, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 11th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 146 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 256
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

Denis on 17th June, 2015 wrote:

1796 About Born England.
1815 19 April, Arrested for shop lifting a black lace veil, from 286 High Holborn Street
1815 10 May, Tried ‘Old bailey’ for Theft-shop lifting, Age 19 yrs, Sentence Transported 7 yrs.
1823 Free by servitude [7yrs]
1823-25 NSW General Muster - Employed by Mr Dickson, District Argyle
1828 Census, Resides in township G.Plns [Goulburn Plains?]owns one horse, 20 cattle.
1831,3May,Permission to Marry, John Cole, ship Mariner, age 34yrs.Clergy John Layton, Place Sutton Forrest
Susan Dillon,Ship Providence Age29yrs,Sentence 14yrs
Married to Susan Dillon, there are two marriage entries, NSW Reg No.1125/1831 V18311125 15 District CR [Narellan]
NSW Reg No.5280/1831 V18315280 3B, District MC [Goulburn]
1833 Publican License “The Mounted Police Man” Goulburn, 2/7/1833 Lic No.0152.
1834 Publican License “The Policemans Arms” Goulburn,2/7/1834. Lic No.0191.
1836 Recieved Deeds to 10 acres of land at Argyle.
1837 Publican License “The Goulburn Inn” 6/7/1837 Lic No.0256.

Denis on 17th June, 2015 wrote:

1816 Ship ‘Mariner’ received 85 convicts from Hulk ‘Justita’ at Woolwich and 60 convicts from Hulk ‘Retribution’ at Sheerness, John Cole was from one of these Hulks.

Convict Changes History

Denis on 17th June, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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