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Richard Cook

Richard Cook, one of 200 convicts transported on the Atlas, 27 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Cook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwall Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 27th April, 1833
Arrival date*: 27th December, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 60
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

Clive Wawn on 17th December, 2016 wrote:

Occupation I believe was Tinsmith

D Wong on 17th December, 2016 wrote:

**There was another Richard Cook who was on the ‘Surrey’

Richard Cook was 23 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for “Stealing Wheat”.

Previous convictions: once for money 3 Mos, once for running away from my master 2 Mos, once floggd at Hulk for attempting to escape.

Richard was born in Cornwall, near Truro, he was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion, single.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Atkinson
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr James Salter.

2/1/1843: CP
1846: Free Certificate

1/4/1852: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Nautilus’.

Convict Changes History

Clive Wawn on 17th December, 2016 made the following changes:

voyage, gender: m, crime

D Wong on 17th December, 2016 made the following changes:

voyage, date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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