Convicts – McCosker’s

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
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