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Charles Bonnick

Charles Bonnick, one of 204 convicts transported on the Phoenix, 29 March 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Bonnick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: 29th March, 1824
Arrival date: 21st July, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 133 (68)
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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Community Contributions

Karen Wolswinkel on 15th August, 2017 wrote:

Prison Hulk Retribution: 1823/4 Aged 22
Convict Muster 1824: Assigned to Mr John McLeod
Convict Muster 1826: Public Works
Convict Muster 1830: Assigned to Mr I McLeod
Convict Muster 1833: Assigned to Mr I McLeod
Convict Muster 1841: Free Pardon
Pardon gained 1841/2
All information from Ancestry website

D Wong on 16th August, 2017 wrote:

19/4/1823 Morning Chronicle London, England:
A reprieve arrived at Horsemonger-lane Gaol on ThursdaY night for Charles Bonnick, who was convicted at the last Kingston Ass1zes for highway robbery, and sentenced to be executed.

Charles Bonnick was born C1798 in Bermondsey.  Listed as 25 years old on arrival, he had been in custody before.

Charles was 5’1” tall, brown eyes, dark brown hair, large Scar back of left hand woman and child inside right arm.

Married: Wife and 1 child at Merstham in Kent.  Served my time at Maidstone.

Occupation: Woolstapler.

7/8/1838 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Hobart Town Police Report.
Charles Bonnick, a ticket-of-leave man, in
the hired service of Dr. Cameron, at Newtown, was ordered four days to the tread
wheel, for absconding from his hired service, and the costs to be deducted from his wages.

25/1/1845: Charles Bonnick was a cook and waiter at the Union Hotel in Campbell street, Hobart.

No further records found.

Convict Changes History

Karen Wolswinkel on 15th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 16th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 1801)

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