Born in England circa 1746—Died in the
James Copp was sentenced to seven years
transportation at Exeter, Devon, with James Gould (qv)
on 30 March 1786 for theft of 11 wooden barrels and
Sent to the Dunkirk hulk at the age of
40, his behavior on Dunkirk was “tolerably decent and
He was discharged to Charlotte on 11
March 1787 and barely survived the voyage.
To The Memory of
One life was lost because of: “Eleven
During the voyage, James found that life
was not a dream.
Sickness had set in and unfortunately
James never recovered.
James Copp was buried at Sydney Cove on
19 February 1788.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.