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John Cox

John Cox, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Cox
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 12th September, 1893
Age: 77 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 Life

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 499 (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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Michael on 18th April, 2017 wrote:

John appeared before the Surrey Assize on 9th August 1832 on a charge of house breaking and sentenced to life. He was employed as a carter: as 5 foot 3 and 3/4 inches in height with a ruddy complexion, brown hair and brown eyes. He had a scar under his right eye. He had tattoos of a bird and the initials WW in a heart and wreath and also a fish on the inside of his lower right arm. He had a horse and the initials TW and a fish in the inside of his lower left arm.

After his arrival John was sent to Penrith and in the 1837 Convict Muster was still at Penrith and worked for George Cox.

On the 7th August 1841 John applied to the Colonial Secretary for permission to marry Christiana but this was refused.

John again applied two weeks later on 21st August and this time it was granted.

John received his ticket of leave on 9 September 1841 and his Ticket of Leave Passport (which entitled him to travel outside the immediate district) on 20 July 1846. John was pardoned 1 June 1848.
Death notice - Sydney Morning Herald 13 September 1893
THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. JOHN COX, Sen., are requested to attend his Funeral ; to move from the residence of Mr. William Cox, Wells-street, Newtown, THURSDAY, 9 a.m., for the Wesleyan Cemetery, Rookwood. JAMES WEEKS, Undertaker, 96 King-street, Newtown, and Parramatta-rd., Petersham. Tel. 9.

Convict Changes History

Michael on 18th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th September, 1893 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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