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Robert Cole

Robert Cole, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Cole
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 40
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 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

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