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George Copas

George Copas, one of 320 convicts transported on the Marquis of Huntly, 23 March 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Copas
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis of Huntley
Departure date: 23rd March, 1835
Arrival date: 5th July, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 17 (10)
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 6th October, 2012 wrote:

George Copas was 35 years old when indicted for stealing 1 coat, value £2.10.0, 1 pair of ‘trowsers’
value £1 and 1 pocketbook, value 8d., the goods of William Old at Bethnal Green.

1842: TOL Patrick Plains
8/4/1845: TOL Passport, on application of Mr Williams.
1846: Recommended for CP
8/5/1847: TOL Passport, On the recommendation of Mr Thomas Baker.
30/9/1847: CP

George became a cab proprietor between 1855-1861, and then ended up owning a hotel, the Sir Richard Bourke Hotel, in Riley St., Woolloomoo and also a property in Oxford Street, Paddington.

George travelled back to England between 1855-64 and brought his wife out to the Colony.

George’s 2 brothers, John and Henry were also transported, John also on the Marquis of Huntly and Henry per Speke in 1826.

1874: George died in Sydney aged 76.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1798, date of death 1874, gender

D Wong on 6th October, 2012 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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