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William Cosgrove

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cosgrove
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Ireland, Sligo
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: 19th January, 1827
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 61 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 10th April, 2015 wrote:

Born at Sligo Ireland. Crime unlawful Oaths. Married with 3 Children. Classified as a WB. Irish whiteboy - (secret Irish organisation in 18th-century Ireland which used violent tactics to address the rack-rents collection, excessive priests’ dues, evictions and other oppressive acts against the tenant and subsistence Irish farmers).

Dennis Nightingale on 31st May, 2015 wrote:

169689 Cosgrove William Mariner 1827
1827 -  State Archives of NSW. Bound indents Microfiche 664.
Age 30. Farmer’s labourer from Sligo. Married with 3 children. Tried 16 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for uttering unlawful oaths. Assigned to John Busby for his farm in the country on arrival.

45595 Cosgrove William - Mariner 1827.  1828 Hunter River 1828 Census.
Aged 31. Shepherd assigned to John Busby.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 10th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Cosgrove, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1797, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 10th April, 2015 made the following changes:


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