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Charles Clifford

Charles Clifford, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Clifford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 22nd April, 1791
Occupation: Mason/bricklayer
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 47 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Parish records.
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 16th July, 2011 wrote:

Convistion record from Ilchester Gaol, Somerset, Date: 26/10/1837

Charles Clifford, 45, 5’7" tall, stocky build, oval face, brown hair, hazel eyes. Born Shepton Mallett, mason living at Axbridge, married with 6 children.

Charles was charged with stealing a wether sheep of Thomas Tozer. Guilty. Transported for 10 years. To the Ganymede Hulk, Woolwich, 23 Nov 1837 : ‘Character good, poor but honest’.

Charged with him was his son, Joseph Clifford, 16. Mason. Joseph was charged with stealing a wether sheep of Thomas Tozer. Guilty. Sentenced to one calendar month House of Correction - last week solitary. Sent to Shepton Gaol.

Convict No. 14266 Charles Clifford

Ship Name: Coromandel

Departure date: 12/6/1838, Arrival date: 26/10/1838, On board where 85 men, 91 women and 89 children.

Charles Clifford died 2 years after he arrived in Australia. His son Joseph later emigrated to Adelaide (abandoning wife and family back in Somerset) and married the young widowed landlady of the West Terrace Hotel in Adelaide, Ellen Corcoran, in 1875. He died in 1884 in Hilton, South Australia, a wealthy man.

Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 wrote:

Died in The Hobart Hospital.

Marilyn Gardner on 21st March, 2020 wrote:

Baptised 18/06/1791 in St Peter and St Pauls Church, Shepton Mallet.
Married Sarah WICKHAM 10/02/1812 in St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 12th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1839, gender, crime

Marilyn Gardner on 21st March, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Parish records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 290), date of birth: 22nd April, 1791 (prev. 0000), occupation

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