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George Cooper, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||28th August, 1808
|Date of Death:
||19th December, 1884
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 140
||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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Lorraine Reynolds on 10th March, 2013 wrote:
CERTIFICATE OF FREEDOM
Date: 2nd May 1835
Prisoner No: 29/2426
NAME: George Cooper
YEAR: 3rd December 1829
NATIVE PLACE: Chatham, Kent
TRADE: Butcher and Sawyer
OFFENCE: Stole Ducks and Meat
PLACE OF TRIAL: Kent SS of GD
DATE OF TRIAL: 2nd January 1828
SENTENCE: 7 years
YEAR OF BIRTH: 28th August 1808
HEIGHT: 5 foot, 7 inches
COMPLEXION: Drk Ruddy Brown
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