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William Cox

William Cox, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Cox
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th January, 1841
Age: 46 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 255 (129)
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

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

1272. WILLIAM COX , JOHN STALKER , and JOHN TURFFREY were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , one coat, value 8 s. , the property of Thomas Fenn.
THOMAS FENN. I am a labourer ; I was in Brick-lane with a load of straw. The officer told me I had lost my coat, and I missed it.
THOMAS REYNOLDS. I am an officer. On the 7th of August, about eleven o’clock, I saw six men pass my door in Brick-lane, and watched them. They had not got above twelve yards before they surrounded the prosecutor’s cart; Cox jumped into the cart, took the coat, and jumped out with it under his arm. I went in pursuit of him, but could not overtake him, when I returned, the other five were gone - I informed the prosecutor. I went to Worship-street office, and the magistrate desired me to apprehend them when I saw them - the other two were part of the gang; I knew them all well before. I afterward apprehendeds them.
Prisoner Cox. Q. What do you know of me - A. You belong to a desperate gang.
COX - GUILTY . Aged 24.
STALKER - GUILTY . Aged 26.
TURFFREY - GUILTY . Aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years .
Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony; William married Adah Proctor Harrex, December 13th 1827.  Adah was the daughter of James Proctor Harrex (Convict, Ganges, 1797) and his wife Frances Sarah (nèe Taber).

William and Adah had 4 children, the first William Coleman Cox, was born just in time to be counted in the 1828 Census.

Denis Pember on 17th November, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref C2680] Cox, William, 33, FS, Coromandel, 1820, 7 Years. Publican, Parramatta, 1 horse.
[Ref C2690] Cox, Adah, 21, BC.
[Ref C2691] Cox, William, 1 month, BC.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th January, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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