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Charles Fagan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Fagan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database Colonial Secretary's correspondence.
Source description:

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Maureen Withey on 31st October, 2019 wrote:

Irish convict database- Charles Fagan, aged 18, was convicted in 1822 at Dublin City. He was a native of Kildare Co. and his trade was a carter.

Was sent to Moreton Bay penal establishment on board the ship “City of Edinburgh”, where a mutiny by the prisoners took place on 11 Jan 1829, resulting in the soldiers opening fire, and killed one prisoner.  Six prisoners were injured and taken to hospital.  An enquiry into the event took place and the mutineers were identified and punished. The Colonial Secretary’s correspondence has some details:
Letter reporting prisoners on board “City of Edinburgh” attempted to seize ship.
Wounded sent to General Hospital, ringleaders punished by Magistrates Messrs Bunn & Raine -

Deposition of Samuel Drew – mentions mutineers:
Names in the margin:
Charles Fagan
John Troy/ “Asia” 3
Nicholas Fury/ “Countess of Harcourt” 4
John Carroll/ “Ann & Amelia”
James Brady/ “Phoenix” Anderson [as it is]
Henry Greenwood/ “Baring”
“Sworn before us on Board the Ship “City of Edinburgh” on this 11th day of January 1829
Signed George Bunn JP, Thomas Raine JP”
Sentence of above 6.

Letter re prisoners from “City of Edinburgh” involved in mutiny:
1 Richard Gorman/ “Regalia” ]
2 John Jobson/ “Countess of Harcourt” ]
3 William Jackson/ “Regalia” ] wounded and removed to
4 George Luland/ “Fortune” ] General Hospital
5 Owen Mealey [also spelt Mealy]/ “Asia” ]
6 John Marr/ “Minerva” ]
7 John Fagan/ “Asia” ]
8 John Troy/ “Asia” ] 3 dozen lashes each
9 James Purcell/ Henry Porcher” ]

10 John Troy/ “Asia” ]
11 John Carroll/ “Ann & Amelia” ]
12 James Brady/ “Phoenix” ] 50 lashes each
13 Charles Fagan/ “Countess of Harcourt” ]
14 Henry Greenwood/ “Baring” ]
15 James Barlow/ “Speke” ]
16 John Stuart also Stewart/ “Recovery” (missing) ] sentenced by Messrs Bunn & Raine Esq JP
17 Neil Fraile/ “Regalia” ]
18 Nicholas Fury/ “Countess of Harcourt” (50 lashes)
Indicates Barlow was cause of mutiny.

Moreton Bay records:
Charles Fagan, carter. Original sentence, 7 years at Dublin City on 14 Jan 1822. Colonial sentence: General sessions, Campbell Town, 9 Aug 1825, for running from Port Macquarie, where he had been sent for a burglary. Sentenced to 3 additional years on 18 March 1828. He ran away from Moreton Bay several times and was returned, and finally ran away on 13 March 1829.

Maureen Withey on 31st October, 2019 wrote:

Absconded Prisoner
Charles Fagan, Countess Harcourt, age 20,county Kildare, 5 ft 3 in; grey eyes, brown hair, fair freckled complexion, ran from Wm Brown, Esq. clearing party.
Sydney Gazette, 10 June 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database Colonial Secretary's correspondence. (prev. ), firstname: Charles, surname: Fagan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation,

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