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Charles Chamberlain

Charles Chamberlain, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Chamberlain
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

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: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 118
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

Anonymous on 19th August, 2012 wrote:

Colonial Secretary:
24/11/1822: Servant of George M Woodhouse of Ditrict of Airds; attestation as to his character for a TOL.

16.10.1834: CP
27/4/1837: COF

24/6/1929: Permission to marry Mary McGainty.  Charles was 47 (according to this record) and Mary was 30 (came free).  Mary was Mary Earl/Earle and she married Patrick McGainty 31/7/1820,  Mary was born in 1801 in Hampshire, and immigrated with her family on the Experiment 12/6/1804. Then Mary married Charles in 1829 and had two children; Charles 1829-D 1892 at Boggabri and married Elizabeth Potter, and Mary A born 1831-1889.  Mary died in 1833 aged 33.

1841 Census: Charles was living in March St., Richmond, County of Cumberland, District of Windsor.

1875: Charles died aged 103 at Naomi River, Narrabri.

Robin Sharkey on 4th October, 2013 wrote:

Mary Earle’s first husband’s name was Patrick McGINNITY, (not McGAINTY) sometimes written as McGINTY, and they had three children together.  She was still married to McGinnity when she took up with Charles Chamberlain,
1828 NSW BDM: Her first child to Chamberlain was born on 28 September 1828. This baby was therefore six weeks old at the time of the 1828 census, not 6 months old as the Census recorded.  This birth occurred only three months after McGinnity died.
1826 NSW Gaol Record: McGinnity had been a prisoner living in barracks since 1826.

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