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Richard Cook

Richard Cook, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Cook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 120
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

D Wong on 18th December, 2016 wrote:

Richard Cook was 25 years old on arrival in VDL - Born Whitchurch, Salop.

Richard was 5’ 6 1/2” tall, light brown eyes, brown hair and whiskers, pale complexion, single.

Occupation: Tinman and Labourer.

1830-1835 Musters: Assigned to Captain Fenton.

By 1836: TOL

7/2/1840: CP

29/12/1841 - 13/5/1842 - 18/7/1843: Permission to marry Mary Maher (Mary Anne 1841).

21/8/1843: Married - 2 children, Mary Ann Cook born 10/10/1845, Son born 31/12/1846 - both born Hobart.

1843: Free Certificate.

30/12/1852: Steerage passenger, Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra’.

Roger Cook on 8th May, 2019 wrote:

Children:  two of six survived;  Joseph (b 1846) and Daniel (b 1859)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th December, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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