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John Cook

John Cook, one of 260 convicts transported on the Hooghley, 25 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1884
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 25th July, 1834
Arrival date: 18th November, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 416
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

Margaret Cook on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

Born in Hereford, England.  Sentenced Stafford Assizes and transported 1834.  Lived in Port Macquarie NSW from the mid 1850s until his death in 1884.  Married Jane Smith, Port Macquarie 1858 (this was his second marriage - first wife Julia Keating).  Is buried in Pt Macquarie Historical Cemetry under the name of "George Cook".

Convict Changes History

Margaret Cook on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811-00-00, date of death 1884-00-00, gender m

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