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Jabez Cotton

Jabez Cotton, one of 320 convicts transported on the Clyde, 11 March 1863

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jabez Cotton
Aliases: Smith, William (alias), William Dolton, Jabez Colton
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Yorkshire, Northallerton General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 11th March, 1863
Arrival date: 29th May, 1863
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 538
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 26th April, 2014 wrote:

Jabez was 34 years old and was transported for stealing 2 ducks. He had previous convictions.

29/3/1865: TOL
10/9/1869: CP

Jabez was 5’7” tall, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, stout, scar on left hand, goes in with knees.

No deaths or marriages under any of the aliases on the WA BDM.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th April, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Smith, William (alias) (prev. Smith, William (Alias)), alias2: William Dolton, alias3: Jabez Colton, date of birth: 1827 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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