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Henry Cope

Henry Cope, one of 168 convicts transported on the Jupiter, 31 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Cope
Aliases: Henry Downey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of hankerchief
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Jupiter
Departure date: 31st December, 1832
Arrival date: 28th May, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 522 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18321018-28-defend386&div=t18321018-28#highlight Tasmanian Names Index under Cope, Henry
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

Colin Hollow on 13th July, 2021 wrote:

From Old Bailey records webpage
2233. HENRY COPE was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of October , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of William Bent , from his person .
WILLIAM BENT . I am a coal-merchant . I was in Cockspur-street on the evening of the 3rd of October - I felt a tug at my pocket; I turned and seized the prisoner: he dropped my handkerchief behind him, from under his coat - there was another person with him, who ran away; this is my handkerchief.
JAMES COMPTON (Police-constable C 67). I took the prisoner; I found another handkerchief on him, which he said was his own, and had no mark on it, but I found it marked with two letters.
Prisoner. He took hold of another person and then took me, and said I had picked his pocket, which I had not; he said, “I have let several such as you go: I will give you in charge.”

Convict Changes History

Colin Hollow on 13th July, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 522 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18321018-28-defend386&div=t18321018-28#h

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