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Charles Colclough

Charles Colclough, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Colclough
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 Life

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Medina
Departure date: 19th April, 1825
Arrival date: 14th September, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 270. Petition at HO 17/122/66
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

Robin Sharkey on 20th January, 2018 wrote:

Charles Colclough was married when he was convicted. His wife tried to get him pardoned.  She wrote a petition in England, and got the signatures of 19 other people. He was still sent to NSW, on ‘Medina’

Prisoner name: Charles Colclough.
Prisoner details: Dyer.
Court and date of trial: Nottingham Summer Assizes 1824.
Crime: Stealing a pocket handkerchief.
Initial sentence: Transportation for life.
Annotated (Outcome): Sailed for New South Wales.
Petitioner(s): Elizabeth Colclough, mother of the prisoner; with 19 supporters.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Mother left a widow with three small children to bring up; previous good character; handkerchief was taken during an altercation with the prosecutor.
Correspondence: Letter from M Pearson forwarding the petition.
Additional information: Onboard the [transport ship] Medina.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 20th January, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Robin Sharkey on 20th January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 270. Petition at HO 17/122/66 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 270)

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