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Robert Cox

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Cox
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Attorney
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Bigamy
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 5th January, 1825
Arrival date: 22nd April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 8 other convicts

References

Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Sydney Gazette, 18 Oct 1826
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Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Robert Cox, age 25, ship - Hooghly 1(1825),tried 1824 at Dublin, sentence 7 years, native of Waterford, trade or calling, - Attorney lawyer.

COLONIAL SECRETARY’S OFFICE, 17th OCTOBER 1826.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony:
Windsor Gaol Lodge - Robert Cox, by the ship Hooghy, to be Turnkey and Clerk, in the Room of Mountjoy, dismissed.
By His Excellency’s Command, In the Absence of the Colonial Secretary,
H. DUMARESQ, PRIVATE SECRETARY.
Sydney Gazette, 18 Oct 1826.

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 wrote:

POLICE INTELLIGENCE, Head Police Office— lnformations having been lodged at this office against Mr. Robert Cox, apprentice to an Attorney, charging him with bigamy, peace officer Hartley took him into custody in Talbot-street Wednesday.  Yesterday he underwent examination before the Magistrates. Miss Waugh, a very respectable young lady, proved that she bad been married to the prisoner the 26th of February, 1821, in due form, according the rites and ceremonies the Established Church, by the Rev. Mr. Wood, of the Hay-market, Smithfield; she produced the certificate of her marriage. She had been married a second time the desire at her parents, by the Rev. Mr. Shultz, officiating Minister of the Dutch Church, in Poolbegstreet: they cohabited, she said, as man and wife, until she learned that Catherine Ford had ...
Saunders Newsletter,  28 May 1824

Robert Cox was next put to the bar upon the following charges :—That upon the fifth of December, he married one Catherine Ford, widow, and that upon the 26th of February, 1821, he married Isabella Waugh, spinster, his former wife being alive, prisoner was found guilty—but the passing of the sentence was delayed until this day, upon an objection taken the Counsel to the framing of the indictment.
Drogheda Journal, 17 July 1824

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Sydney Gazette, 18 Oct 1826 (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Cox, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1800, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occ

Maureen Withey on 15th November, 2019 made the following changes:

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