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James Cooper

James Cooper, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cooper
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 2nd November, 1880
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 262
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

Gus N Pat Cooper on 4th June, 2016 wrote:

James left a wife and female baby behind in London, Name off wife and baby are unknown at this time. he remarried at Goulburn NSW in 1848, he and his wife Emma Burke (MAIDEN NAME) had 9 children all born at Goulburn. One William Frederick Cooper was my grandfather, one of his sons William Gordon Cooper was my father, He married Irene mabel Ivy Smith at Leeton NSW in 1928

Convict Changes History

Gus N Pat Cooper on 4th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of death: 2nd November, 1880 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Ken Ray on 30th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000)

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