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Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook, one of 292 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 16 April 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Gardener
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 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln. Boston Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 16th April, 1852
Arrival date: 31st July, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 409 (207)
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 25th May, 2018 wrote:

** 2 Thomas Cook’s on this voyage **
Listed as: Additional identifier:
2 on Tasmanian Records.


This Thomas Cook was tried at Boston, Lincolnshire for ‘Sheep stealing’ and sentenced to 10 years.

Thomas was listed as 39 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born at Witherton near Boston.  He was 5’5” tall, fair complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark eyes, cupped on breast, reads and writes a little, single.

Thomas was tried on 3/4/1849 - as he had already spent time in prison his 2 year period of Probation in VDL was waived on arrival.

Mother: Elizabeth
Brother: John
Sisters: Ann, Martha, Mary.

27/9/1853: TOL
17/7/1855: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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