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Matthew Charlton

Matthew Charlton, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Charlton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1882
Age: 87 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 198
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1825

G. S. his wife - Sydney

Denis Pember on 16th December, 2020 wrote:

When Matthew arrived in the colony, he quite quickly for a relationship with Hannah Grave {AKA Wane}(Convict, Minstrel, 1812). Hannah had been living with one Thomas Collins (?) and had two sons to him, born 1815 and 1816.
However, she married Matthew formally, in 1821, under the name of Hannah Collins.
In 1825 Hannah and Matthew had a son also Matthew.
Then in 1828 Hannah died, leaving Matthew with three boys, two teenagers and a 3 year old!
In 1832 Matthew married the newly arrived Matilda {AKA Mary} Smith (Convict, Earl Of Liverpool, 1831).
It would seem that no children were born to the couple. Matthew lived a long life but further details on Matilda have not been located.

Denis Pember on 17th January, 2021 wrote:

In the 1828 Census of New South Wales, we find Matthew with his son Matthew and also his brother William who had arrived in the colony only 2 years before.
Charlton, Matthew, 30, TL, Recovery, 1819, Life, Labourer at Cumberland Street. [C0962 - page 87]
Charlton, William, 28, CF, Elizabeth, 1826 [C0963 - page 87]
Charlton, Matthew (jnr), 3, BC. [C0964 - page 87]

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th September, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Denis Pember on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1882 (prev. 0000)

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