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James Richmond Cowell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Richmond Cowell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Antares
Departure date: 1850
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 3 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 27th June, 2016 wrote:

James Richmond COWELL was convicted at Adelaide, Australia on 25 Mar 1850 for uttering forged orders, in Adelaide.  Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Antares’ arriving 2 Jan 1851.

Single; clerk; aged 27yrs; 5’9 1/4”; can read and write; Church of England.

1852: Launceston
1854: abscond

Ticket of Leave granted 22 July 1856
Conditional Pardon granted 13 Oct 1857

Nell Murphy on 27th June, 2016 wrote:

Came to Sydney in 1842 per ‘Aden’. In Adelaide for 15 months per ‘Minerva’.
2 years in the Royal Artillery Brigade - discharged.

Father - James - at native place
Mother - Jane - at native place
Sisters - Mary, Jane & Ann (London & native place)
Brothers - John, Henry, ...?

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: James Richmond, surname: Cowell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 27th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000)

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