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George Copeman

George Copeman, one of 254 convicts transported on the Norwood, 06 April 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Copeman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1874
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Norfolk. Assizes Norwich
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Norwood
Departure date: 6th April, 1867
Arrival date: 13th July, 1867
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 254 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 215 (110)
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

Karen Ferry on 10th May, 2016 wrote:

Alt. conviction detailed as Warwick.

D Wong on 10th May, 2016 wrote:

Cannot find any hard evidence as to where George was convicted, both Warwick and Norfolk are listed on different sites.  The only reference to George’s crime was the following:

Norfolk News Norfolk, England
7 Mar 1863
NORWICH QUARTER SESSIONS
PRISONERS. George Copeman. (37), carpenter, pleaded guilty to stealing gold chain and jet bracelet the value of 155 belonging to Sarah Ann Shickle.

From the Fremantle Prison Database:
George was 40 years old, 5’11” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, dark complexion, middling stout, literate, broken 3rd finger right and, large cut 2nd finger left hand.
Married – 3 children.

23/7/1869: TOL
27/3/1873: COF

Comments: CR 1871 – Carpenter
To NSW 20/2/1874.

Convict Changes History

Karen Ferry on 10th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 10th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1826 (prev. 0000)

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