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Thomas Copeland, one of 260 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 16 April 1855
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 134
||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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Steven Horton on 23rd June, 2014 wrote:
Believed to be around 19 years old at time of offence (1st November 1853)
D Wong on 23rd June, 2014 wrote:
Thomas Copeland was tried as ‘Thomas’ but actually was recorded as “Charles” Copeland on the WA records.
Charles was single, semi literate, 5’3” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes, fresh complexion, middling stout, small scar across left eyebrow.
25/8/1874 CP, at Vasse.
Known areas: Perth, Swan, Sussex, Wellington.
Comments: Sawyer, general servant, labourer, whaling 20/3/1879.
15/10/1901: There was a Charles Copeland at the Old Men’s Depot, Perth, charged with using insulting and threatening language.
No marriage or children found in WA, also no death for Charles. There were 3 Thomas’s, the only possible one was 1916 at Claremont.
Convict Changes History
Steven Horton on 23rd June, 2014 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 23rd June, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Charles, date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), occupation