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George Cowell

George Cowell, one of 240 convicts transported on the Portsea, 24 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Cowell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 6th November, 1858
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 7 years

Crime: Poaching
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portsea
Departure date: 24th July, 1838
Arrival date: 18th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 301 (152)
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

Sue Acheson on 10th June, 2012 wrote:

George Cowell was assigned to the Bathurst district. He gained a ticket of leave in 1843 and married another convict, Elizabeth Anthony, in 1844. They had 8 children. George bought a small farm at Queen Charlotte’s Vale near Bathurst and seemed to become a respectable small landholder.

Convict Changes History

Sue Acheson on 10th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1858-11-06, gender m

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