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John William Copson

John William Copson, one of 182 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 29 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John William Copson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1889
Age: 83 years

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: Stealing linen
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 29th March, 1831
Arrival date: 27th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 72
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

Tony Beale on 29th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 17/3/1837 Fanny Martin 30 bond (7yrs) per ship Southworth refused to marry John William Copson 31 ToL (7yrs) per ship Georgiana. Due to her stating she was married with 1 child when she arrived

Gail Robyn Newman on 6th April, 2021 wrote:

John William Copson, Convict Indent Ship: Georgiana (2), arrived 27 Jul 1831, Arrival Status: Convict; aged 25 years; Education: Read; Religion: Protestant; Marriage Status: Single; Native Place: Nuneaton [WAR ENG]; Trade or Calling: Shoemaker 7 years; Offence: Stealing linen, Tried at Middlesex Gaol Delivery [MDX ENG], 27 May 1830, Sentence: 7 years, Previous convictions: None; Height: 5 feet; Complexion: Pale, pockpitted; Eyes: Grey; Hair: Light brown;

Gail Robyn Newman on 6th April, 2021 wrote:

icket of Leave Number: 35/0847 Year: 1835; Allowed to remain in the District of Bathurst; Name: John William Copson; Place of Trial: Middlesex [MDX ENG],Gaol Delivery, Ship: Georgiana, Year: 1831, Native Place: London [MDX ENG]; Trade or Calling: Shoemaker

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 29th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Gail Robyn Newman on 6th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1889 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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