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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: 1767
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 71 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Returning from transportation
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
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 426
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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Denis Pember on 16th February, 2016 wrote:

Manchester Mercury Tue 29 Mar 1808 p. 2
Thomas Cooper, for returning from transportation, pleaded guilty received sentence of death…
The Judge was pleased to reprieve all the capital convicts…
Transported on Ann.

Baxter, Carol; General Muster of New South Wales; 1814:
[Ref 1021] Thomas Cooper, Anne, Off Stores. Works for Mr Smallwood.
There appears no other mention of Thomas until 1827, when he married Mary Gough.
Name: Thomas Cooper
Spouse Name: Mary Gough
Marriage Date: 1826
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1826
Volume Number: V

Mary Gough (Convict, Tellicherry, 1806) Mary had a child, Thomas Skidmore born eithe ron the ship Tellicherry or just after arrival in the colony, father unknown. Mary Gough lived with a number of male partners including Robert Murray (possibly the father of her son Robert Gough) and the 1811 and 1814 musters show Mary living with a man called Williams.
1814 Muster…
[Ref 6768] Goff, Mary, Tellicherry, Off stores, 2 children, lives with H Williams.

Denis Pember on 16th February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 102…
[Ref C2362]  Cooper Thomas, 61, absolute pardon, Ann, 1810, life, Protestant, blacksmith and farrier, George Street Sydney.
[Ref C2363] Cooper, Mary, 40, free by servitude, Tellicherry, 1806, 7 years, Protestant.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1767 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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