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James Cowley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Cowley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Farm labourer
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 Cowley was convicted at Adelaide S.C. 25 Nov 1850 for uttering a forged cheque. 10 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Antares’ arriving 2 Jan 1851.

Married; aged 19yrs; 5’9”; can read & write; Church of England.
Native place - Forest Green, Gloucestershire
Father - Robert
Mother - Sarah
Sister - Caroline
Brothers - Joseph, Thomas, Daniel & ....
Wife - Louisa (on board this ship)
Came to Adelaide about 11yrs ago, with his family.

15 mths Probation Period.
1851: Cascades (south Hobart)
1851: New Town (Hobart)

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, surname: Cowley, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1832, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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