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John Cook

John Cook, one of 297 convicts transported on the Bangalore, 01 January 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Southampton. Winchester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bangalore
Departure date: 1st January, 1850
Arrival date: 30th April, 1850
Place of arrival Moreton Bay
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 158
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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A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 wrote:

c1826: Stated aged 23, in 1849 Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks.

18-Oct-1847: Indicted for stealing shoes. Sentenced 7 years transportation. Winchester, England.

30-Sep-1849: Detained on the Prison Hulk, York, at Gosport.

[Great Britain Home Office & Australian Joint Copying Project & National Library of Australia & Library of New South Wales & Great Britain Public Record Office., “Quarterly list in prisons and on hulks, 1849, (File 99-101. AJCP Reel No: 5206)”, York Convict Hulk at Gosport, Page 62.]

1850: Ticket of Leave District: Moreton Bay; Tried: Southampt.

[NSW Archives: Ticket of leave butts, NRS-12202 Series Date Range 31-03-1827 to 13-12-1875, [4/4223; Reel 964] ]

13-Aug-1851: Ticket of Leave cancelled for being absent from District. Illegally at large.

The undermentioned prisoners of the Crown being absent from their Districts, are illegally at large :-

John Cook, Bangalore, 22, Hampshire, groom and horse breaker, 5 feet 5 1/4 inches, ruddy comp,, brown hair, grey eyes, scar right side of chin, eyebrows meeting, several small scars back of left fore finger; from ticket of leave, Moreton Bay, since June, 1851.

[New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), [No. 93], Page 1351. - 15 August 1851]

16-Feb-1852: Ticket of Leave 50/0272; On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands.

[NSW Archives: Tickets of Leave Passports, 1835-1869, [4/4278; Reel 980] ]

17-Jun-1854: Ticket of Leave cancelled for stealing. Police Magistrate at Ipswich. Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

[Newspaper: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Page 4. - 17 June 1854]

Convict Changes History

A. Follower on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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