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Charles Dix

Charles Dix, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 19 June 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Dix
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 19th June, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch http://www.linc.tas.gov.au Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 174
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

Judy Jerkins on 6th February, 2018 wrote:

he married Mary Ann Browning in VDL and their son Charles Dix grew up and lived a long life as Charles Dickes Haynes in South Australia. 

Mary Ann Dix, nee Browning travelled 1837 to South Australia as the wife of John Thomas Haynes on the Lady Emma and without confirmation, I understand that Charles Dix ended up in Port Adelaide too.

D Wong on 6th February, 2018 wrote:

Charles Dix was listed as 21 years old on arrival in VDL.

Previous offences: Imprisoned one month for an assault at Gloster.

Surgeons Report: A quiet man.

Charles was 5’8” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes.

Marital status: P. (parents??) at Whitcombe.

28/11/1826: Conditional Emancipation.

17/1/1829 The Hobart Courier:
7/1/1829 Criminal Court Launceston:
10/1/1829: Charles Beard and Clharles Dix, charged with stealing 4 bushels of wheat, the property of John Bayles.  Beard guilty - Dix not guilty.

20/11/1829: CP (Newspaper date).

26/3/1831 The Hobart Town Courier:
Found not guilty for stealing a turkey from Mrs. Childers of New Norfolk.

24/12/1832: Married Mary Ann Browning, by Banns at New Norfolk, Tas.

16/10/1835: Carriers License - Charles Dix, Hamilton.

14/10/1836 The Tasmanian, Hobart Town:
Charles Dix and Tomas English, charged with stealing sheep, the former was found guilty, and the latter acquitted.

18/10/1836 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Charlex Dix and William English were charged with receiving the carcases of five sheep, stolen from Mr. Andrew Downie, at Macquarie Plains.

29/10/1836 Bent’s News and Tasmanian Three=Penny Register, Hobart:
Charles Dix, feloniously receiving - Fourteen years.

7/7/1837 The Hobart Town Courier:
WHEREAS divers articles late the property of Charles Dix, a convicted felon, are now in the possession of the undersigned - notice is hereby given that the said articles will be sold by me on Saturday the 24th instant, at the police office, Hamilton at 12 o’clock, viz.-
1 cart - 3 yokes - 6 bows ; a quantity of sawed timber, shingles, carpenter’s tools, &c.
District Constable.

28/10/1842: TOL

28/10/1845: Recommended for a CP
31/10/1846: CP Approved.

1849: There is a death listed for a Charles Dix in 1849 in the district of Adelaide.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th February, 2018 made the following changes:

source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch www.linc.tas.gov.au Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 174 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO

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