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James Cotton

James Cotton, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 04 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cotton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bucks. Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lady Kennaway
Departure date: 27th October, 1834
Arrival date: 13th February, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 314 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 388
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

Dianne Jones on 1st March, 2021 wrote:

Native place: Clifton, Oxfordshire.

Crime: He was transported for larceny (highway robbery). James Cotton had a previous conviction for embezzlement for which he was jailed for 6 months. He was single.

In VDL: He received a Ticket of Leave on 3 March 1841, and a Conditional Pardon on 17 May 1843 (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-7$init=CON31-1-7p292).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 1st March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Dianne Jones on 1st March, 2021 made the following changes:

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