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John Coles

John Coles, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th March, 1832
Age: 24 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 Life

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 239 (122)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2020 wrote:

Name: John Coles
Age: No details
Date of Death: 17th Mar 1832
District: Sydney - H. M. Hospital, Dr Mitchell
Ship; Isabella 4.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. - No details against name

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Name; John Coles.
Age: 41. (As per Surgeons Journal)
Birth Year: 1790
Treatment Year: 1831
Treatment Place: United Kingdom
Nature of the Disease; Marasmus (Marasmus, or ‘wasting,’ is a form of severe malnutrition that results from a lack of protein and calories.
Date taken ill:  27th Dec 1832
Notes; This person ......... for a month part has been looked after like a child says he was on the sick list nearly the whole period of his detention in the Capacity Hulk ... Died the same day after removal to Hospital in the last three weeks .. was not in ay degree troublesome

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th March, 1832 (prev. 0000)

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