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Charles Buckmaster, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||22nd July, 1867
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
1st January, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 180 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 378
||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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D Wong on 9th April, 2014 wrote:
CHARLES BUCKMASTER and JOHN JUDSON , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one silver cream-pot, value 50s., the property of John Williams , in his dwelling-house .
JAMES WARD. I am servant to John Williams, who is a tailor , and lives in Conduit-street . On the 16th of May, between eleven and twelve o’clock, I saw the prisoners on the area steps, that lead to the kitchen. I asked them what they did there? Judson said they wished to know if we wanted any shirt buttons - They then went away.
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS. I keep the house; my cream-pot was in the kitchen, on the 16th of May; the next day the officer brought it to me.
JOSEPH BERRY. I am a constable. On the 16th of May, I saw the prisoners, and another boy, in Monmouti-street - They went into several cellars; I took them into custody, and found the cream-jug under Judson’s coat, and two silver spoons and some shirt buttons in his pocket - He said he picked them up in Bruton-street.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
BUCKMASTER’S Defence. I found it, and gave it to Judson to carry.
JUDSON’S Defence. He gave it to me to carry.
BUCKMASTER - GUILTY . Aged 15.
JUDSON - GUILTY . Aged 13.
John Judson was transported to VDL per Countess of Harcourt in 1821.
Colonial Secretary papers:
BUCKMASTER, Charles. Per “Ocean”, 1818
1818 Jan 16: On list of convicts disembarked from the “Ocean” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.307)
1823 Feb 25: To take charge of the grazing run of Robert Campbell and the Palmers near Lake Bathurst (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.367)
1823 c.Jul: On list of convicts employed by John Palmer (Reel 6056; 4/1765 p.182b)
1833: Married Ann Carpenter (daughter of a convict) at Sutton Forest, they had 5 children.
1841 Census: At Gunardoo, County Murray.
22/7/1867: Charles died aged 62 at Yass.
Ann died in 1864 at Yass.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 9th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd July, 1867 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime