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Thomas Cooper

Thomas Cooper, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cooper
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 427 (213)
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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D Wong on 23rd July, 2017 wrote:


THOMAS COOPER, JOHN CARTER, Theft > housebreaking, 12th April 1809.
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Death; Death

THOMAS COOPER and JOHN CARTER were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Kidgell, about the hour of five in the afternoon on the 8th of April, John Kidgell and others of his family being therein, and feloniously stealing therein, twelve gold seals, value 20 l. his property.

Cooper’s Defence. I am innocent.
Carter said nothing in his defence.
Neither of the prisoners called any witnesses to character.
The prisoners were recommended to his Majesty’s mercy by the jury and the prosecutor, on account of their youth.

John Carter was also on board.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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