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Cobb, William (1774–1820)

William Cobb was sentenced to life imprisonment for horse theft. He arrived in Hobart in 1812 aboard the Indefatigable. His occupation was given as labourer. He was 5 feet 4 inches tall, had grey hair, grey eyes, and two fingers on his right hand were crippled. By 1816 he was living with Judith Conway.

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'Cobb, William (1774–1820)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cobb-william-27679/text35229, accessed 28 July 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1774
Dorset, England

Death

8 December 1820
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

accident

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: life