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Charles Ford

Charles Ford, one of 188 convicts transported on the Atlas, 16 January 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 40 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 14 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: Devon Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 16th January, 1816
Arrival date*: 16th September, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 245 (124)
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

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2015 wrote:

Charles Ford, tried 17 Jul 1815, Exeter Assizes; sentence 14 years, native place Virginia, United States, a sailor, age 25, 5 feet 9 and a quarter inches tall, dark sallow complexion, black hair, dark eyes.
Charles Ford, for having impersonated and assumed the name of Thomas Graham, in order to receive his prize money.

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2015 wrote:

Charles married Sarah Embery in 1824 at Windsor.
Sarah was the daughter of John Embery (Convict, Pitt, 1792) and Sarah Pigg (Convict, Mary Ann 1791). She had bee born in the colony (Parramatta) in 1800.
The Charles and Sarah had 5 children between 1823 and 1832.

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: [Ref F1001] Ford, Charles, 38, FS, Atlas 1816, 14 years, Farmer at Cornwallis. 15 acres all cleared and cultivated 3 cattle.
# Also in listing, Ford, Sarah, 27, born in colony and 4 of their children; Susannah 7, Charles 5, Matilda 2, Elizabeth 4 months, all born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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