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Thomas Cooke

Thomas Cooke, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cooke
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sedition
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 136
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

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:

occupation, crime

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