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Henry Cotton

Henry Cotton, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Henry Cotton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 26th October, 1833
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 31st March, 1832
Arrival date: 18th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 297 (149)
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:

Henry Cotton was listed as 32 years old on arrival - he was born in Coventry.

Transported for ‘Stealing ducks’.

Previous convictions: Once for poaching, 6 months - again poaching 6 months, again poaching 18 months, For Manslaughter tried and acquitted.

Henry was 5’6½” tall, brown hair, light grey eyes, anchor H.A.C.C and mermaid on right arm, single.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Messrs Clark & Ladd.

26/10/1833: Henry Cotton died at H.M. Hospital, Hobart, aged 35.

Convict Changes History

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

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th October, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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