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George Cooper

George Cooper, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Cooper
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th August, 1808
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 19th December, 1884
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Kent Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
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 HO11/7, Page Number 140
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

Lorraine Reynolds on 10th March, 2013 wrote:


Date: 2nd May 1835
Prisoner No: 29/2426

NAME:  George Cooper
SHIP:  “Morley”
YEAR:  3rd December 1829
MASTER:  Harrison
NATIVE PLACE:  Chatham, Kent
TRADE:  Butcher and Sawyer
OFFENCE:  Stole Ducks and Meat
DATE OF TRIAL:  2nd January 1828
SENTENCE:  7 years
YEAR OF BIRTH:  28th August 1808
HEIGHT:  5 foot, 7 inches
COMPLEXION:  Drk Ruddy Brown
HAIR:  Brown
EYES:  Hazel
HOW DISPOSED OF: Dept. of Public Works
GENERAL REMARKS: *Lost two upper front teeth
  *Scar right side of upper lip
                                *Anchor 1827 Turan & Honour lower right arm
  *Scar upper left arm
                                *Blue ring fourth finger of left hand

Robyn Mullins on 1st April, 2016 wrote:

Death as per certificate D135874

D Wong on 1st April, 2016 wrote:

10/8/1838: Married Jane Muller/Sarah Jane Miller – Jane died in 1852 leaving him with 6 children to rear.

29/12/1853: Married Sarah Maria Minns at St James, Sydney – 7 children.

George had been a cedar cutter and an agent in a timber mill at Gundurimba.

1884: George had an attack of the shingles and had been in great pain.  He died peacefully at about 73 years of age.  He was one of the earliest pioneers of the Richmond River.  George was buried at the Barham Street Cemetery, Lismore.  His headstone reads 78 years old.

Convict Changes History

Lorraine Reynolds on 10th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 28th August, 1808, date of death 19th December, 1984, occupation, crime

Robyn Mullins on 1st April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 19th December, 1884 (prev. 19th December, 1984), occupation

D Wong on 1st April, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: George John Cooper, date of death: 19th December, 1884 (prev. 19th December, 1984), gender: m

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