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Thomas Cooke, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
||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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Jeremy Connell on 7th April, 2017 wrote:
He was a solicitor’s clerk. He wrote this “Seditious” letter:
“Manchester January 20th 1831
We men of determination, firm, resolute, and undeviating, are now without scruple and determined that your property shall not be of long duration, nor yet your existence – property which has been got through roguery.
Roguery Churton had been your practice since first you were established in life, but no longer shall it be continued.
Mark, therefore, the time is at hand when your blood shall atone for your rash and untoward acts. We shall waylay your body, and bring your family to total subversion, which you know you are well deserving.
PS, we give you this previous note in order that you may prepare for that awful and sad end.
SIGNED: Men determined to right the oppressed. Agents to Swing. London.”
Convict Changes History
Jeremy Connell on 7th April, 2017 made the following changes: