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George Cowper

George Cowper, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Cowper
Aliases: Martin Griffin
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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: Larceny
Convicted at: Southampton, Winchester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 250
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th July, 2014 wrote:

George Cowper’s proper name was Martin Griffin. He was originally convicted, under that name (see other record)and transported to Western Australia on the “William Jardine” 1852.  He obtained his Ticket of Leave.  It is thought he escaped and returned to England.  He was then reconvicted, at Winchester, for larceny, and returned to Western Australia on the ‘Hougoumont’ in 1868 under the name Cowper.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 16th July, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Martin Griffin, date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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