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Charles Samuel Cave

Charles Samuel Cave, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Samuel Cave
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Cooper
Date of Death: 24th October, 1870
Age: 77 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 7 years

Crime: Bigamy
Convicted at: Cumberland Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Charlotte
Departure date: 18th November, 1824
Arrival date: 29th April, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 136 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 221 (112)http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1b28/boyce-ann
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

John on 6th February, 2013 wrote:

Had six wives over his lifetime. Emigrated to New Zealand and settled in Port Underwood in the second half of the 1830s.

D Wong on 8th February, 2013 wrote:

Colonial Secretary: Listed as Samuel Cave
6/7/1825: Re permission to marry at Sydney.
16/11/1825: Request by wife Susan, that he be assigned to her.

15/10/1825: Married Susannah Dockrell/Dockerell at St. Jame’s Sydney.

NSW BDM: 3 children born: 1827 Mary (Ann), 1830 Susannah, 1835 Charles S.

1830: Ticket of Exemption from Government labour - to reside with his wife Susan (free).

1831: As Above - Torn up 29/8/1831, on his being permitted to clear out on the “Australian” on a special Certificate.

Charles’s wives were:
1814: Mary Nicholls
1820: Charlotte Bingham
1821: Sarah Kent
1824: Mary Cape
1825: Susannah Dockerall in NSW (Susannah died 1852)
1852: Elizabeth Hughes in NZ
Charles Samuel supported his family in NZ by working as a farmer and cooper for the local whalers.

Convict Changes History

John on 6th February, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 24th October, 1870, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 8th February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1793

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