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Lucy Tindall (1793–1848)

Lucy Cooper, a shoe binder, was sentenced to seven years transportation for theft. She arrived in Sydney in 1814 aboard the Broxbornebury with her infant daughter, Elizabeth. She was assigned to John Cooper a self-employed shoe maker, who presumably was a relative. Elizabeth continued to live with John after Lucy began living with John Tindall. By the time of the 1822 Muster, Lucy had served her sentence and John Tindall was listed as her convict servant. They were living at Windsor with their four children. In the 1828 Census, John Tindall was living at Richmond, had nine acres cleared and cultivated and two head of cattle. Lucy was listed as his wife, however they did not marry until 4 November 1839.

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Alternative Names
  • Cooper, Lucy
  • Cowper, Lucy

Scarborough, Yorkshire, England


24 March, 1848 (aged ~ 55)
New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years