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Charles Gardner

Charles Gardner, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Gardner
Aliases: Garden, Gardiner
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th June, 1810
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 1st August, 1882
Age: 72 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 15 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 198
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 13th October, 2018 wrote:

Charles Gardner was listed as 29 years old on arrival - His native place was Yate, Glouster.

Charles was transported for ‘Stealing a black cart mare, the property of Robert Shipp at Yate.

Charles was 5’7½” tall, dark brown hair, brown eyes, single.

4/4/1844: TOL
19/1/1846: Recommended for a CP
21/1/1847: CP

8/1/1848: Permission to marry Elizabeth Brodie (Elizabeth & Henry 1847) - Charles GARDEN was free.

31/1/1848: Married Elizabeth Brodie, a servant, at St Matthew’s, New Norfolk.
Charles was listed as GARDEN.

Sophia 1848 - married George Tame at Port Cygnet in 1867; died at Hobart in 1919.
Charles James 1850 - married Elizabeth Holmes at Sydney in 1895; died at Sydney in 1897.
28/8/1852: Free Certificate

5/7/1855 Launceston Examiner:
Charles William Gardner, charged with feloniously uttering on 22d March, a forged cheque for £50 - 2 years hard labour (on his conduct record) - Newspaper states 10 years transportation.

C1860 - Elizabeth Brodie/Gardiner married William Henshaw (Palmyra 1846)
Elizabeth Louisa c.1860 - married Hugh Stevenson in 1879; died in 1953, aged 92.
John c.1861 - married Elizabeth Mary Woodward in 1890; died in Melbourne in 1944.
Jane Ellen 30/11/1864 (William listed as a sawyer at Irish Town) - married Charles Woodward in 1886; separated; married Patrick Purcell in 1906; died at North Hobart in 1944.

Elizabeth Henshaw died 4/9/1884, of Nervous Debility, aged 53 - Informant: William Henshaw, Husband, Irish Town.
William Henshaw died in 1906.

1/8/1882: Charles Gardiner died of old age and general decay, death registered at Port Cydnet by his son-in-law George Tame (looks like).  No occupation, he was an Invalid.  Aged 73.

Convict Changes History

sandra henley on 27th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th June, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st August, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

sandra henley on 27th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th June, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st August, 1882 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 13th October, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Garden, alias2: Gardiner, gender: m, occupation, crime

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