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John Cook, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 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 124
||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 28th April, 2021 wrote:
The following nine other prisoners were also capitally convicted, viz. John Cook and Robert Wood, for stealing on the 18th inst. two fat bullocks, the property of Joseph Hardcastle, Esq. of Beyton [By the vigilance of Mr. Hardcastle’s farming bailiff the beasts were traced from Beyton to a public slaughter-house in Ipswich, where they had been just flayed on his arrival there, and he swore to their skins, which were not removed from the place, and the two men were apprehended at a public house near. ...
Before the Judge left the town, they were all reprieved.
Bury and Norwich Post, 31 March 1813.
On Monday last 15 male convicts were re- moved from our Gaol to be put on board the hulks at Portsmouth, viz. Henry Neale, James Clarke, John Cant, John Bareham, Joseph Bonney, Wm. Finch, Richard Sculthorpe, John Cook, Robert Wood, Wm. Brackney, Robert Malum, James Spareman, James Eggleton, Thomas Claxton, and Jacob Cook.
Bury and Norwich Post, 12 May 1813.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 28th April, 2021 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime