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Henry Cotton

Henry Cotton, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Cotton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Brassfounder
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 wrote:

5/9/1827 Leicester Herald Leicestershire, England:

Henry Cotton, for stealing at Aston, one shirt &c. the property of Matthew Jeliffe.

Henry Cotton was 22 years old on arrival: he was born in Birmingham.

Henry was 5’2” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, scar across first joint of little finger left hand, large pockmark centre of chest, single.

Brothers and sisters at Native Place.
Father and Mother dead - I was last working at Mr Barrs High Street, Birmingham, Umbrella Maker.

1830 Muster: Assigned to W. Archer Esq.
1832-35 Musters: Field Police.

22/2/1836: had TOL
6/1/1841: CP
19/7/1844: Free Pardon
July 1845: Pardon extend for all Australian Colonies.

19/7/1845: Pardoned for any country not in Europe.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 made the following changes:

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

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