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John Cook

John Cook, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cook
Aliases: Cookson, Jackson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 1st April, 1829
Age: 25 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 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 239 (121)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents,
No; 38.
Name: John Cook
Age: 20. Est. Birth Year: abt 1804
Date of Conviction: Oct 1824 - London
Native Place; London
Calling; Boot Closer
Height; 5 ft. 4 1/4
Complexion; Sallow
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Grey
1825 - General Muster. G. S. Thos Smart, Sydney
1828 - Census. Age; 31. G.S. Boot Close with Thos Smart, Sydney
1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register,

Name: John Cook
Est. Birth Year: abt 1805. Age: 24
Date of Death: 1 Apr 1829
District/Parish; St James, Sydney

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey On-Line

1267. JOHN COOK , alias COOKSON, alias JACKSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Stott , about one o’clock in the night of the 17th of October , at St. Botolph without, Bishopsgate , with intent the goods and chattels therein being feloniously and burglariously to steal .
Prisoner’s Defence. I had been to my aunt’s, and on passing this area a man rushed out, and caught hold of me: I fell in, and was getting up when the watchman drove me down.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.
Sentence respited; 24th November 1824.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st April, 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Cookson, alias2: Jackson, crime

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