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John Cowling

John Cowling, one of 214 convicts transported on the Emerald Isle, 28 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cowling
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 20th November, 1847
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing letters
Convicted at: Huntingdon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Emerald Isle
Departure date: 28th June, 1843
Arrival date: 9th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 213 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 337 (170)
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

David Morris on 27th January, 2020 wrote:

Was a relation of mine. Trying to feed his children. God forgive the British Government.

Iris Dunne on 27th January, 2020 wrote:

Conduct Record: Tried 2nd Jan. 1843, Transported for Stealing a Bag, Mail, Paper, once convicted of Trespass, once as Rogue & Vagabond, Protestant, can neither read nor write, aged 40, Trade: F? (possibly Fences) & Farm Laborer, 20 April 1847 T.L., Died in Hospital Hobart Town on 20th Nov. 1847
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-43$init=CON33-1-43p42

Death Record No. 1639: Burial 24 Nov. 1847, aged 43
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-2$init=RGD34-1-2p099

https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1383906/one?qu=john&qu=cowling&qf=NI_SHIP_FACET Ship+(Names+Index) Emerald+Isle Emerald+Isle

Convict Changes History

David Morris on 27th January, 2020 made the following changes:

crime

Iris Dunne on 27th January, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Tasmanian Libraries. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 337 (170) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 337 (170)), dat

Iris Dunne on 27th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 1803)

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