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Zachariah Cooper

Zachariah Cooper, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Zachariah Cooper
Aliases: Gipsey Cooper
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: 1851
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing sheep skins
Convicted at: Lincoln, Lindsay Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 437 (220)
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

D Wong on 11th January, 2014 wrote:

Zachariah Cooper was 27 years old when convicted, along with George Coats (Lady Nugent 1834 NSW) for stealing 11 sheep skins, the property of James Green Dixon, gent, from a waggon house at his top farm at Rothwell.

Zachariah’s native place was Market Rasen/Exeter.

5/2/1841: Sydney Supreme Court: Charged with being present at the murder of Thomas McNabb, who was beaten by John Lawler with a hurdle fork at Bathurst and later died.  Both were acquitted and discharged to the Hyde Park Barracks.

25/6/1841: COF
1841: Bank Warrant - Condition, free.

7/12/1844: Parramatta - Charged with passing forged notes - no outcome found.

5/11/1847: Central Criminal Court: Alias Gipsey Cooper, Acquitted of a burglary charge, which occurred late in 1845, through lack of evidence.

29/9/1850: NSW BDM - lists a marriage to Mary Eaton at Greendale.  Found no other reference to this.

1851: NSW BDM: Zachariah Cooper died aged 50. (Dont’t know which date is wrong, the birth date or the death age??)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1807, date of death 1851, gender, occupation, crime

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