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||20th April, 1871
life span was 56 years*
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Sentenced to Life
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D Wong on 28th March, 2019 wrote:
David Cosgrave was 36 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Galway.
Apart from his Indent on Ancestry - all other sites refer to him as COSGROVE.
Son of James Cosgrove and Margaret Cosgrove.
David was 5’7” tall, proportional build, grey hair and eyes, pockmarked.
Transported for Burglary and Robbery.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
COSGROVE, David. Per “Southworth”, 1822
1822 Apr 29: Prisoner at Carters Barracks. Son Patrick admitted to Male Orphan School (Fiche 3307; 4/7208 pp.7-8)
1823 Jul 11: Watch man at Carters Barracks. Petition from his wife Celia for a situation (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.24)
1823 Jul 11: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.22)
1841: TOL Bathurst.
21/3/1843: TOL Passport, Hartley Bench
16/4/1844: TOL Passport, Hartley Bench
21/3/1846: TOL Passport, Hartley
Husband of Cecilia,
1828: Sarah - died 26/12/1898, aged 70 at Mout Pleasant, Porter’s Retreat, NSW. Married Martin Kirwan.
20/4/1871, David Cosgrove died at Mount Mary, Porter’s Retreat, NSW, of old age.
Cecilia died 17/8/1858, of Debility and old age, at Mount Mary, NSW.
The story of their lives is related in a book, ‘Cecily Cosgrove. A Bush Pioneer – A History of the Cosgrove Family of Porter’s Retreat’ by Brian Johnston.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 28th March, 2019 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: David, surname: Cosgrave, alias1: Cosgrove, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1785, date of death: 20th April, 1871, gender: m, oc