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Charlotte Dundas

Charlotte Dundas, one of 180 convicts transported on the Rajah, 01 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charlotte Dundas
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Dressmaker
Date of Death: 16th November, 1852
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rajah
Departure date: 1st April, 1841
Arrival date: 19th July, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 279 (141)
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

D Wong on 6th September, 2014 wrote:

Charlotte Dundas was 25 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing £21 from the person”, she also had a previous convicton.

Charlotte was 5’6 ¼” tall, fair complexion, red hair, blue eyes, single, no children, and could read only.

31 December 1841 Mustered in the service of Mr Bateman, Launceston.
11 February 1842 Charged with being out after hours last night from the service of Bateman; reprimanded.
4 May 1842 Charged with neglect of duty and being absent without leave from the service of Bateman; sentence 6 days in solitary confinement at Launceston Female Factory.
17 June 1842 At Launceston.
21 August 1842 Application for permission to marry William Williams (Elphinstone) sent to the Muster Master.
27 September 1842 Charged with being absent without leave from the service of Mr Waldron; sentence 2 months hard labour in the Crime Class at Launceston Female Factory.
1 October 1842 Application for permission to marry William Williams (Elphinstone) sent to the Secretary; not approved, female must give proof of better conduct.
8 February 1843 Application for permission to marry George Kerton (free) sent to the Muster Master.
5 April 1843 Application for permission to marry George Kerton (free) sent to the Secretary;  approved when she has been 12 months here ... without offence.
23 May 1843 Notice given of approval for permission to marry George Kerton; Charlotte in assigned service at Launceston; George free.
25 May 1843 Charged at the Police Court, Evandale with gross disorderly conduct in absenting herself without leave from the service of Mr J Glover.

7 May 1844 Application for permission to marry Hugh Gorman (free) sent to the Secretary; approved.
30 May 1844 Notice given of approval for permission to marry Hugh Gorman; Charlotte resident of Westbury, Hugh free.

12 July 1844 At Launceston
16 November 1844 Ticket of Leave
3 January 1845 At Port Sorell.

1 February 1845 Notice given of approval for permission to marry John Learoyde (Asia); Charlotte holding a Ticket of Leave, resident of Port Sorell; John a police constable, resident of Port Sorell.
1 February 1845 Application for permission to marry John Learoyde (Asia) sent to the Secretary; approved.

14 August 1845 At Burgess.
4 September 1845 Recommended to Her Majesty the Queen for a Conditional Pardon available within the limits of the Australian Colonies and New Zealand; gazetted 9 September.35

11 February 1846 Charged with feloniously stealing a promissory note for £1, the property of Nash Camp; fully committed for trial

15 May 1846 Married William Smith at York Street Chapel, Launceston; Charlotte aged 27, spinster, illiterate; William aged 31, farmer, bachelor; witnesses H Rebecca Dowling and Elizabeth Dowling.

22 February 1847 Conditional Pardon granted
20 July 1847 Free by servitude.
25 January 1848 Certificate of Freedom

16 November 1852 Died of liver complaint at Launceston; aged 33, labourer’s wife; informant husband William Smith, resident of Wellington Street, Launceston.

November 1852 Buried in the Scotch Presbyterian Cemetery, Launceston.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th November, 1852 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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