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Cornelius Yates

Cornelius Yates, one of 300 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 30 June 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cornelius Yates
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Manchester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 30th June, 1845
Arrival date: 15th October, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 322. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-72,308,299,L,80
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 10th September, 2013 wrote:

Cornelius Yates was convicted at Lancaster on 21/04/1845 for stealing handkerchiefs. 10yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Equestrian’, arriving 15/10/1845.

Single man; labourer; 5’2”; aged 18yrs; ruddy complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; reads.
Native place of birth: abt 1826 Manchester.
Father: Edward
Brother: Edward
Sister: Elizabeth

18mth Probation in Colony.
1845 at Dover (southern Tasmania)
1851 at Morven (Evandale, Tasmania)
1852 at Launceston

Ticket of Leave 27/08/1850
Conditional Pardon 18/01/1853.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1826, gender, occupation, crime

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