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Zachariah Cooper, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 437 (220)
||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 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.
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