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John Cosgrove

John Cosgrove, one of 260 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 16 April 1855

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cosgrove
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 12th August, 1881
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster. Assizes Liverpool
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 16th April, 1855
Arrival date: 18th July, 1855
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 133 (68)
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

Colleen on 24th July, 2013 wrote:

Born Ireland c1811. Married Bridget STONEY 22nd Aug 1841 at Liverpool. Two daughters Ann born 1842, Catherine b1844. Living with daughters in Darwen St, Liverpool in 1851 census. Both daughters joined father in Western Australia in 1859. Ann married James PITTS in 1860; Catherine married John J COYNE in 1864. John died a destitute old man at the Perth Invalid Depot 12th Aug 1881.

Convict Changes History

Colleen on 24th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, date of death 12th August, 1881, gender, occupation, crime

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