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William Cookson

William Cookson, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, December 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cookson
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 1836
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: December, 1818
Arrival date: 26th June, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 122
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

Gordon Reynolds on 26th January, 2016 wrote:

William married a fellow convict, Sarah Johnson on 03 FEB 1823 • St John’s Parish Church, Parramatta, NSW, Australia. William had a brother John Cookson (birth 10 DEC 1786) who was also sent to NSW for the same crime at the same time.

Convict Changes History

Gordon Reynolds on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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