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Jeremiah Diplock

Jeremiah Diplock, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Diplock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 18th June, 1885
Age: 87 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Sussex Assizes
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


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 258
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

Louise Roy on 27th January, 2016 wrote:

Cattle Rustler 1830s.

Phil Hands on 8th February, 2018 wrote:

Jeremiah was born to an agricultural labourer of East Sussex. Times were hard and the family moved about looking for work. In 1890 he burgled the house of Richard Verral in the tiny village of Falmer. He was tried and convicted in Sussex, England on 1st August 1819 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 1st November 1819.
Ship:- the ‘Coromandel’ saied with 300 male convicts on board, there were no reported deaths during the voyage.
Arrived on 4th April 1820.

On arrival he was sent to work at Windsor and in 1825 was listed as being with Hovell’s clearing party at Minto.

He received an absolute pardon on 10th August 1826.

Married convict Sarah Ann Pepperhill (‘Earl of Liverpool’ 1831) on 24th October 1831 at Maitland, they had 10 children between 1832-1856.

It was about the time of his marriage in 1831 that Jeremiah took up cattle rustling. He became known to the Brisbane Waters Court magistrate as captain of the ‘Blue Company’, a gang of cattle rustlers.

When in 1843 he applied for a land grant near Singaree, he was refused because of his escapades in cattle rustling.
Finally in 1853 he purchased 100 acres for the price of 100 pounds at Wollombi, to become a farmer and settle down.

Sarah Ann died in 1860 age 51.
After his wife’s death, he was cared for by Charlotte one of his eight daughters.
Jeremiah died on 18th June 1885 age 87.

Convict Changes History

Louise Roy on 27th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Phil Hands on 8th February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 18th June, 1885 (prev. 1885)

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