THE 1788 - 1820 PIONEER ASSOCIATION INC.

THE PEOPLE IN THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE

Joseph Cobson or Copson

Born: c.1802 – of Leicestershire.
Arrived Sydney: 16th July 1820.
Vessel: Neptune.
Status: Convict - Life.
Occupation: Stock weaver.
Died: at Windsor 14th March 1829 after being shot at ‘Curry Jong’.
Buried: at St Matthew’s Church of England, Windsor
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Profile:
During the Macquarie era, Joseph was tried at Rutland Assizes in July 1819 & after he arrived in the Colony he was sent to Upper Minto for distribution.

After the Macquarie era, in the 1822 General Muster he is listed as the Government servant of J Gregory of Windsor & in the 1823/4/5 General Muster as the government servant of John Gregory of Wilberforce.

In February 1826 Joseph applied for & was given permission to marry Anne Farrell.  They were married at ?Wilberforce.

In the 1828 Census Joseph is listed as a Government Servant – no district is stated.   In November he was in Sydney gaol & in December 1828 he absconded from Iron Gang 3 which was working on the Great North Road.

 

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    Researched and contributed by Association Member F O’Donnell.

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