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William Cowley

William Cowley, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cowley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 24th November, 1876
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault with intent to rob with ano...
Convicted at: Gloucester Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 17th December, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts

References

Primary source: Find A Grave. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/4. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/15, page 167. Libraries Tasmania. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 52
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

Iris Dunne on 14th April, 2021 wrote:

Criminal Registers: Crime Assault with intent to Rob

Prison Hulk ship Justitia moored at Woolwich, Received 17 Feb. 1818, aged 24, Transferred 15 June 1818

Conduct Record: Tried January 1818
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-6$init=CON31-1-6P49

Description List No. 130: aged 26, Trade Blacksmith, Native Place Gloucester, Tried 13 Jan. 1818, Free Cert. 15 dated 14 Jan. 1825
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON23-1-1$init=CON23-1-1-P063

Iris Dunne on 14th April, 2021 wrote:

Burkett Family Tree on Ancestry
Marriage 16 March 1824, Hobart, to Grace Morley
Death 24 Nov. 1876, Hobart
Taken from The Mercury 25 Nov 1876

Find A Grave Memorial ID No. 212750178
Interment date 26 Nov. 1876
Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart: Plot Church of England, C
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/212750178/william-cowley

Convict Changes History

Sharon Ross on 14th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Iris Dunne on 14th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/4. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/15, page 167. Libraries Tasmania. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 52 (prev. Australian Joint Copying

Iris Dunne on 14th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Find A Grave. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/4. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO27/15, page 167. Libraries Tasmania. Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 52 (prev. UK Prison H

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