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John Coverdale

John Coverdale, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Coverdale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 447 (225)
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

D Wong on 9th December, 2013 wrote:

John Coverdale was 29 years old on arrival in VDL.
He was convicted, along with Joseph Tebbutt (Bengal Merchant 1834 NSW), although Joseph was convicted again and ended up in VDL.

John Coverdale was born in Richmond, Surry, he was 5’2” tall, single, brown hair, hazel eyes, scar on right side of chin.

17/2/1843: TOL
22/5/1846: CP

1842 Census: was at Richmond.

Found nothing else about him, there was a Dr. John Coverdale who was the doctor for the Cascades Factory in Hobart, and all records I found were of him.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805, gender, occupation, crime

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