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Cornelius Crosby, one of 306 convicts transported on the Corona, 13 October 1866
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Robert Westerby, George Abbott, Charles West
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 52 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Warwickshire, Birmingham General Quarter Sessions
13th October, 1866
22nd December, 1866
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 305 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 189 (97)
||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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Andy Crews on 25th October, 2016 wrote:
Cornelius was born in Birmingham, UK in 1841 to Henry Crosbee and Harriet Wootton. Almost from the start of his life he was a career criminal. He has convictions in the 1850/60’s before he was transported to Australia in 1866. On his return to the UK in 1873 he resumed his criminal activities with numerous offences of housebreaking and theft. He served several prison sentences between 1880 and 1900. He did marry in 1894, but this didn’t last. He died, I believe, in 1922.
Andy Crews on 29th October, 2016 wrote:
His brother Francis was also sent to Australia in 1863 for seven years.
Convict Changes History
Andy Crews on 25th October, 2016 made the following changes:
Andy Crews on 2nd November, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Robert Westerby, alias2: George Abbott, alias3: Charles West, date of birth: 1841 (prev. 0000)