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John Coughlan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coughlan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
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 7 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 2nd March, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that John Coughlan is 40 years old.  He could neither read nor write; religion Catholic, status single and a native of County Cork.  He ploughs.  He was convicted of manslaughter at Cork on 31 March 1828 and sentenced to 7 years.  He had 2 prior convictions.  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 5 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair dark brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 135.
Assigned to Henry William, Lane Cove.
Received his ticket of leave in 1833 (number 33/849) and Certificate of Freedom in 1835 (number 35/632)

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 2nd March, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Coughlan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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