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Edward Cover

Edward Cover, one of 200 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 07 October 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Cover
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 11th February, 1891
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 7th October, 1829
Arrival date: 18th February, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 223 (114)
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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D Wong on 25th October, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
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
Punishment: Transportation

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
24/9/1836: COF

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

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