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Charles Blight

Charles Blight, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Blight
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1853
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Cornwall Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Anonymous on 7th April, 2012 wrote:

Charles Blight, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834
Known aliases: none
Convicted at: Convicted at Cornwall Assizes for a term of 10 years on 27 March 1834.
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship name: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Place of arrival: Van Diemen’s Land
Source:
Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (224)
This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

He married Grace nee Stevens (Rajah) in 1844.  Charles and Grace
Their children –
John Lachlan 1845,
Robert 1848,
Martha 1849,
Sarah Ann 1850,
Emma Amelia in 1853 who died in 1854 - Scarlet Fever? 
The births were around Avoca/Fingal and it is thought that Charles Blight may also have died of Scarlet Fever around the same time, and in the Avoca/Fingal/Launceston area.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 7th April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813-00-00, date of death 1853-00-00, gender m

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