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Cohen, Henry Simeon (1790–1867)

Henry Cohen, n.d.

Henry Cohen, n.d.

Henry Cohen was tried at the Old Bailey, London, on 14-16 May 1833, for accepting four stolen Glastonbury bank promissary notes with a value of £30, and was sentenced to transportation for fourteen years.

He arrived in Sydney aboard the Lloyds, which carried 188 male prisoners, on 18 December 1833. His wife, Elizabeth, and ten children, arrived as free passengers aboard The Brothers, on 21 December 1833, three days after Henry landed. Henry was assigned, in 1834, as a domestic servant to Archibald Innes, who was then a prominent landholder and magistrate, at Port Macquarie; his family followed him to the area. He was granted a ticket of leave on 14 February 1840, and a conditional pardon in August 1843.

Henry and Elizabeth moved to Sydney in 1845.

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'Cohen, Henry Simeon (1790–1867)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/cohen-henry-simeon-20265/text31472, accessed 28 September 2021.

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Henry Cohen, n.d.

Henry Cohen, n.d.

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1790
London, Middlesex, England

Death

1 August 1867
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Crime: receiving stolen goods
Sentence: 14 years