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Cuthbert Pratt

Cuthbert Pratt, one of 200 convicts transported on the China, 03 January 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cuthbert Pratt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd November, 1823
Occupation: Coal miner
Date of Death: 31st December, 1846
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Durham Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: China
Departure date: 3rd January, 1846
Arrival date: 16th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 4. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. NSW & Tas., Convict Musters HO 10/39. TAHO, Tasmania, Convict Court & Selected Records, Register of Convict Deaths CON63-1-2. England & Wales Criminal Registers, HO27; Piece:75; Page:221
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd April, 2014 wrote:

Cuthbert Pratt was convicted at Durham on 24 July 1845 for Robbery, with violence. (First conviction.) 15 yr sentence. Transported to Australia on the ‘China’, arriving 16 May 1846.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island (east of New South Wales, administered by Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) at this time, for 24mths.

Conduct Record states he was a married man with 1 child.

Died at Norfolk Island on 31 October 1846.

Peter Buckley on 14th December, 2015 wrote:

Cuthbert married Maryann Graveson (daughter of Thomas Graveson and mother unknown) on the 25th of December 1844 at Monk-Hesleton, County Durham, England.

Peter Buckley on 14th December, 2015 wrote:

It is quite possible that Cuthbert was a witness and possibly involved in the Cooking Pot Riot, which took place at Kingston, Norfolk Island on the 1st of July 1846.  Twelve convicts (the ringleaders) were subsequently hanged and buried in unhallowed ground on Norfolk Island.

Peter Buckley on 20th January, 2018 wrote:

Cuthbert died on Norfolk Island on the 31st of October 1846, five and a half months after arriving.
It is quite possible that Cuthbert was a witness and possibly involved in the Cooking Pot Riot, which took place at Kingston, Norfolk Island on the 1st of July 1846.  Twelve convicts (the ringleaders) were subsequently hanged and buried in unhallowed ground on Norfolk Island.

Iris Dunne on 21st January, 2018 wrote:

Birth: 3 Nov 1823 West Rainton, Durham, England
Marriage 25 Dec 1844 to Maryann Graveson (FHL Film No. 1885567, Ref. ID.p25 rn49)
Tried: 24 July 1845
Died 31 Dec. 1846

Convict Changes History

Petrina Oliver on 3rd April, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 3rd April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 4. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 4)

Peter Buckley on 20th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1823), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1846), occupation

Iris Dunne on 21st January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 4. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. NSW & Tas., Convict Musters HO 10/39. TAHO, Tasmania, Convict Court & Selected Records, Register of Convict Death

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