Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Cornelius Connor

Cornelius Connor, one of 153 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cornelius Connor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 5th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 153 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 264
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Cornelius Connor was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Cornelius Connor?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 1st September, 2019 wrote:

Cornelius Connor was convicted at the Old Bailey.

THOMAS JONES, CORNELIOUS CONNER, Theft > theft from a specified place, 10th May 1815.

661. THOMAS JONES and CORNELIOUS CONNER were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 2nd of May , one copper, value 6 s. the property of James Pearce , and affixed to his building .

JAMES PEARCE . I am a chandler .

Q. Where do you live - A. No. 12, Pnacras-street, Tottenham-court-road .

Q. When did you loose your copper - A. On the 2nd of May, it was fixed in the washhouse; it was taken about five in the morning.

Q. Why do you accuse the prisoner - A. A young woman who lives a few doors from me, came and called me, by knocking at my room door, and asked me if I had my copper; I told her, yes. She said, I had better get up, for there was two men gone up the passage with a copper.

Q. Is the washhouse a part of your dwelling - A. Yes. I got out of bed, and put part of my clothes on therein, and pursued them into Newstone-square, on to Tavistock-square, into Russell-square, and stept up to Conner, I caught hold of him with the copper on his head; he threw the copper of his head; I secured him.

Q. Where is the copper - A. This is the copper.

Q. He had it on his head - A. Yes, and Jones run away.

- . On the 2nd of May, a few minutes before five, as I was going to work, I saw two men, the prisoners at the bar, looking at the door; I stood three doors from Pancras-street; Conner was standing in Little Pancras-street, and then he crossed over, and presently I saw him with the copper on his head; I called Mr. Pearce, and asked him if he had the copper in his washhouse, for I was afraid it was gone.

Prisoner Jones. Q. Did you see me speak to Conner - A. I did not.

SAMUEL ROBERTS . I am a constable. The copper was brought to me.

Q. To Mr. Pearce. Is that your property - A. I am sure it is mine.

Jones’s Defence. As I was walking along, that gentleman came up to me.

Conner’s Defence. All I have got to say is, I know nothing of the man.

JONES, GUILTY , aged 24.

CONNER, GUILTY , aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
Source: Old Bailey online.

Both men were transported on the Elizabeth.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au