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Cornelius Connor, one of 153 convicts transported on the Elizabeth, May 1816
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
5th October, 1816
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 153 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 264
||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 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: