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William Cotton

William Cotton, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cotton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd June, 1809
Occupation: Ploughman
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, before convicted of felony
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 372. Linc, Conduct Record (31-1-7) and Description List (CON18-1-7 page 157)
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

Bronwyn H on 31st August, 2018 wrote:

First offence trialed at Easter Sessions, Bury St Edmunds, 1832 (sentenced to 2mths imprisonment).
07/03/1836 Trial at Beccles, SFK.
Mar 1836 - Aug 1836 Held on the hulk “Justitia” awaiting transportation.
Brother Ezra convicted of a different crime later in Mar 1836 died on the hulk “Leviathan” on 24/01/1837 before transportation.
Brother James Cotton, convicted same time as Ezra, transported on “Mangles” 1837.

Iris Dunne on 1st September, 2018 wrote:

Conduct Record: Tried 7 March 1836, Transported for stealing various articles, Single, Free Certificate 26 March 1850, Prisoner No.2141
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-7,470,406,L,58

Description List: aged 27, Trade Plo’man, Prisoner No.2141
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-7,263,82,F,60

Convict Changes History

Bronwyn H on 31st August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 2nd June, 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Iris Dunne on 1st September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 372. Linc, Conduct Record (31-1-7) and Description List (CON18-1-7 page 157) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Pie

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