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Robert Cole, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 52 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 40
||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 27th April, 2019 wrote:
Robert Cole, was Thursday lodged in Fisherton Gaol, on suspicion of having coloured pieces of base metal, of the size and intended to be passed for shillings and sixpences.
Salisbury Journal, 12 Mar 1810
The Assizes for the county of Wilts were held this week at Salisbury, when the following prisoners received sentence of death – Robert Cole, aged 38, for colouring pieces of base metal, to make them resemble shillings and sixpences, at Calne;…
Hampshire Chronicle, 19 Mar 1810
.. and Robert Cole, for counterfeiting shillings and sixpences: received sentence of death, but were reprieved. Oxford University and City Herald, 24 Mar 1810