There is the question – were there any McCosker’s transported to Australia during the Convict era ? And were they related to Bernard Henry McCusker ?
In fact a number of convicts named McCosker or a similar name have been identified .. several were from County Tyrone in Ireland, so perhaps there may have been a connection long ago with Bernard Henry McCusker.
- Patrick McCosker – of Armagh, Ireland – transported Life on the Chapman (I) and arrived in the Colony in 1817 – 1, 2,
- Robert McCosker – transported on Hooghley – arrived in 1825 – was forwarded to Windsor for Distribution – 1,
- Alexander McCusker – was tried in a Gibraltar Court Martial – transported for Life on Larkins (III) and arrived in 1831 – 1,
- Hugh McCosker – of Inverness and tried at Glasgow, Scotland – transported for 14 years on the Exmouth and arrived in 1831 – was assigned to Andrew Newton of Williams River and Australian Agricultural Company –1, 2,
- Patrick McCusker – of County Tyrone, Ireland – transported for 7 years on Waterloo (II) and arrived in the Colony in 1831 – 1,
- Thomas McKusker – of Meath in County Tyrone, Ireland – transported for 7 years on the Countess of Harcourt (IV) and arrived in the Colony in 1827 – 1, 2, 3, ,. He was assigned to G L Brown in Jerry’s Plain and was at Blackfield, Patrick’s Plains in 1828 – 4. His name was variously spelled as Thomas McCusker, Thomas McClusker and Thomas McKusker.
- Peter McCosker – was tried in a Lower Canada Court Martial – transported for 14 years on the Mangles (IX) and arrived in the Colony in 1840