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Charles Duncombe, one of 270 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 01 October 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 212
||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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Trevor Collins on 22nd October, 2014 wrote:
Charles was also convicted of indecent exposure after his arrival in VDL.
He was later joined by his son Alfred, of his own free will, who later married and raised a large family with Mary Leckie daughter of a local businessman who Alfred worked for having dragged himself out of the Workhouse in the UK following his father’s transportation.
D Wong on 22nd October, 2014 wrote:
Charles Duncombe was 48 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Obtaining goods under false pretences’ – this had to do with the theft of two shovels which he denied knowing anything about.
Once imprisoned for breaking the rules; once for 3 rabbits convicted 6 mths imprisoned
Charles was 5’1 ½” tall, could read, widowed, protestant, ruddy complexion, brown/grey hair, light grey eyes. Hard of hearing.
1843: Married Mary Easton. Was married to Hannah Carter before being transported. Hannah died soon after he was sent out.
1/12/1884 Daily Telegraph, Launceston:
An old identity, named Charles Duncombe, died yesterday, aged 90 years. The poor old fellow had been blind for a considerable time.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 22nd October, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1884 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime