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Charles Evans

Charles Evans, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neptune, December 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Evans
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 23rd November, 1797
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 12th January, 1841
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune
Departure date: December, 1817
Arrival date: 5th May, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 419 (211)
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

Grant Evans on 6th March, 2013 wrote:

SAG did some research for me. Charles was the father of George. George was the father of Charles william my great grandad. Charles son Frank was my gradfather. Franks son Stanley was my father.
Grant Evans 2013

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 wrote:

Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Died 1838 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Spouse: Anne DUFFY (N2b) Married: 22 March 1819 at St. Philip’s Church of England, Sydney, New South Wales.

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

Born 23 Nov 1797 and Baptism 3 Sept 1798 - Saint Mary,Warwick,Warwickshire,England.

Rose Lee on 6th July, 2017 wrote:

According to the convict death records, Charles Evans (from the ship Neptune)accidentally drowned on 12/01/1841 Goulburn, NSW.

D Wong on 6th July, 2017 wrote:

16/8/1817 Northampton Mercury Northamptonshire, England:
West Evans and Charles Evans, for a burglary in the dwelling house of John Thompson, Warwick.

West Evans was also on board Neptune.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
EVANS, Charles. Per “Neptune”, 1818; carpenter

1819 Mar 1:  Re permission to marry Ann Duffy at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.2)

1821 Sep 8:  Carpenter. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.72)

1823 Mar 22:  Petition for mitigation of his sentence by his wife Ann (Fiche 3231; 4/1869 p.58)

1823 Apr 1:  Married Ann Duffy (Reel 6058; 4/1771 p.195)

1824 May 18:  Govt servant in H.M. Lumber Yard. Memorial of his wife Ann Evans re his release from Govt employ (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.131). Reply, 16 Jun (Reel 6060; 4/1777 p.130)

Convict Changes History

Grant Evans on 6th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1798, date of death 1838, gender, occupation

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 23rd November, 1797 (prev. 1798)

Rose Lee on 6th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th January, 1841 (prev. 1838)

D Wong on 6th July, 2017 made the following changes:


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