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Charles Carnegy

Charles Carnegy, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Carnegy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1830
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 12
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 5th September, 2012 wrote:

Charles Carnegy was sentenced at the Old Bailey on 8 December 1820 at the same time as my great great grandfather Henry Errington. They were charged with having forged notes in theor possession.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1825 - General Muster. Convict. Residnece; Emp’d Hospital, Parramatta

1825 - A runaway. Re reward paid for his apprehension

1827 - 19 Feb. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Mon 19 Feb 1827
Page 2.  Police Report.
Charles Carnegie was brought forward for absenting himself from his work at Dobroyd. He had been humanely allowed by his master lo go into Sydney nine days ago, to present a memorial for a ticket of leave, but had remained away during the whole of that period. The Bench assured the prisoner, that by this act he had forfeited all claim to the hoped-for boon, and had subjected himself to punishment besides. The door of hope was not, however, shut upon him, for by a new course of good Behaviour he would recommend himself to the indulgence of the Government. Sentenced 14 days to the treadmill, and then to be returned to his master.

1827 - 18 July. Sydney Goal Entrance Book. Offence; Robbing his master. Sentence; Iron Gang. 12 Months

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, Liverpool St Luke
No; 200
Name; Charles Carnegie [Charles Carnegy]
Abode; Liverpool Hospital
When Buried; 7 Nov 1830
Age; 39
Ships Name; Adamant - 1821
Quality or profession; In Govt. Employ - No 3. Road Gang
By whom the Ceremony was performed

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1830 (prev. 0000)

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