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Charles Brown

Charles Brown, one of 262 convicts transported on the Clara, 19 March 1857

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Brown
Aliases: George Morris
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1836
Occupation: Cordwainer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Huntingdon Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Clara
Departure date: 19th March, 1857
Arrival date: 3rd July, 1857
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 211 (107)
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

Dorothy James on 4th August, 2014 wrote:

Huntingdon Gaol Calendar 18/07/1855.

D Wong on 5th August, 2014 wrote:

Charles was 21 years old on arrival in WA.

Prisoner record from Bedford
Offence details
Name: Charles Brown
Age: 21
Date of Offence: 28th February 1855
Offence: Stealing leather
Sentence: 18 months Hard Labour, 13 years imprisonment

Personal details
Height: 5 ft 6 ½ inches
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Grey
Aliases: “George Morris”
Complexion: Fresh
Identifying marks:
Trade or occupation: Shoemaker
Education: Read Imperfectly
Marriage status: Single (note: Fremantle Prison Database had him as married with no children.)
Number of children: Unknown
Residence details
Birth town: Leicester
Residence town: St.Neots

27/8/1859: TOL
4/5/1863: CP at Toodyay
Known Areas: Perth, Champion Bay.

Convict Changes History

Dorothy James on 4th August, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 5th August, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: George Morris, date of birth: 1836 (prev. 0000)

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