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William Cotton, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||2nd June, 1809
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||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)
||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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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
Description List: aged 27, Trade Plo’man, Prisoner No.2141
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