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Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Clarke
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Colonial Secretary's Papers - Number 391 (195) - Old Bailey online - licensed as publicans for 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.340)
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

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

8 September 1805
Place: London
Source: Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online
Details: JOHN HIGGINS , CHARLES CLARK , WILLIAM DOE , and MARY DOE , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John-Walker Topham , about the hour of two at night on the 11th of July , and burglariously stealing therein, 380 yards of dimity, value 28 l. 860 yards of printed cotton, value 60 l. 30 yards of nankeen, value 2 l. 160 yards of corduroy, value 18 l. 16 s. 100 yards of flannel, value 15 l. 476 yards of calico, value 20 l. 120 yards of marseilles quilting, value 30 l. and five hempen wrappers, value 5 s. the property of William Smith . Clark s defence. I am conscious of my innocence, I have been always honestly employed; I have called upon Young, the porter, several times; he knew me, and that I was in a respectable situation; I called on him out of friendship, I work for Messrs. Wynne and Ayres. There is no proof whatever that I committed the robbery, I was going to work when I called into Mr. Cable s, and asked for half an ounce of tobacco. Higgins defence. As to what Mr. Armstrong has been saying about my coat, it was a coat that I used to wear of a morning, and used to go up and down there in that street two or three times of a day. Doe left his defence to his Counsel. Higgins, GUILTY, aged 34 Clark, GUILTY, aged 32, William Doe , GUILTY, aged 35, Of stealing only . Transported for seven years . Mary Doe , NOT GUILTY .

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Date: 19 April 1817
Place: Sydney

Details: Publican of the Feathers, Sydney. On list of persons licensed as publicans for 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.340)

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Date: 5 February 1819
Place: Sydney
Source: CSI
Details: Requesting passage to England per Shipley to attend to personal business

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Date: 6 March 1819
Place: Sydney
Source: Sydney Gazette
Details: Charles Clark of Phillip Street, and family, leaving the colony for Europe by the earliest opportunity requests clams may be immediately presented                 Date: 26 September 1812
Place: Sydney
Source: Sydney Gazette
Details: Daniel Thurston, Charles Clarke, and Thomas Norton are in custody on a charge of stealing from the dwelling-house lately occupied by Mrs. Abbott, at the corner of York-street, two barrels of gun-powder, her property, the whole of which has been recovered.

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Date: 14 November 1812
Place: -
Source: Sydney Gazette
Details: Daniel Thurston and Charles Clarke were convicted, Thurston of stealing a quantity of gun- powder the property of the Executors of the late Mr. Thomas Abbott, deceased; and Clarke of receiving the same knowing it to be stolen.—Each sentenced to three years hard labour at Newcastle.              Date: 1812 19 November
Place: -
Source: Colonial Secretary’s Papers
Details: Sarah May, Thomas Anderson, Edward Williams, William Tucker, Daniel Thurston and Charles Clarke on a list of convicts to be sent to Newcastle penal settlement on the Estramina

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Date: 8 August 1827
Place: Sydney
Source: The Australian
Details: Notice - Cauton - whereas my wife Catherine Pickering has absconded from her home without just cause of provocation, I hereby caution inhabitants against giving her trust or credit on my account as I will not be responsible for any debts she may contract. Signed Charles Pickering, Corner of Hunter and George Streets Sydney

Convict Changes History

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 391 (195) - Old Bailey online (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 391 (195))

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 made the following changes:

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Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 391 (195) - Old Bailey online - licensed as publicans for 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.340) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Cla

Gail Robyn Newman on 26th August, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Colonial Secretary's Papers - Number 391 (195) - Old Bailey online - licensed as publicans for 1817 (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.340) (prev. Australian Joint Copying P

Gail Robyn Newman on 29th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1773 (prev. 0000)

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