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Edward Cover, one of 200 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||11th February, 1891
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 223 (114)
||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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D Wong on 25th October, 2015 wrote:
EDWARD COVER, Theft > theft from a specified place, 16th July 1829.
Reference Number: t18290716-110
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
EDWARD COVER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 1 watch, value 3l.; 2 guineas; 26 sovereigns, and 15 shillings, the monies of William Brunsden , in the dwelling-house of Richard Campbell .
GUILTY of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house . Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years .
1834: TOL, Evan
1841: Working on William Reeves property.
1842: Married Susannah Christes at Montifores, Wellington district. They had 4 children.
Edward was a Pioneer settler of the Grattai district.
Edward Cover had a least 5 small blocks of land at Grattai: 33 acres, 21, and 31 a total of 144 acres.
1855: Publican of ‘The Jolly Farmer inn’ at Grattai until C1865. By 1871 he was listed as a farmer.
Susannah Cover died at Grattai in 1872 aged 49.
11/2/1891: Edward died at Grattai.
Convict Changes History
William Cover on 24th October, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th February, 1891 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime