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Thomas Cotter

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Cotter
Aliases: Cutter
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Reaper
Date of Death: 26th September, 1831
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Vagrancy
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 18th November, 1821
Arrival date: 9th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 28th March, 2019 wrote:

Thomas Cotter was listed as 38 years old on arrival. Also listed as 30 years old, so born 1784-1792.
Native Place: Cork.

Occupations: Reaper/labourer.

Thomas was 5’6” tall, well built, dark hair, hazel eyes, looks rather worn and meagre of his age.

Colonial Sectary Papers:
CUTTER, Thomas. Per “Southworth”, 1822

1822 Mar 14:  On list of convicts landed from the “Southworth” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.13).

19/1/1827 Sydney Gazette:
Thomas Cotter was charged by bis master’s overseer that he had neglected his work, and had not performed a sufficient quantity. The overseer admitted that the work was exceedingly laborious.
The district constable proved that the prisoner had done a good day’s work. Complaint dismissed. The prisoner returned to Government by his master.

15/3/1827: COF

27/9/1831 Sydney Gazette:
CORONER’S INQUEST. — An inquest was held yesterday, at the sign of the Steam Packet, Sussex-street, on the body of Thomas Cotter, a wood cutter, in the neigbourhood of Kissing Point, who
came by his death, the day previous, inconsequence of bursting a blood vessel internally.
The Jury, after a minute investigation, returned & verdict to that effect.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Thomas, surname: Cotter, alias1: Cutter, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1784, date of death: 26th September, 1831, ge

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