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Charles Giles

Charles Giles, one of 192 convicts transported on the Governor Ready, 26 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Giles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 12th August, 1798
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 2nd September, 1874
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Smuggling
Convicted at: Kent Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 26th March, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: author? 'Arrows of Hope-Selected Convict Stories'
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

iain Frazier on 30th August, 2019 wrote:

Mary (Chapman) was baptised at Bilsington Kent in 1808.  She was the daughter of Richard & Sarah (Chapman).
In 1818 she married Charles (Giles) a cordwainer & smuggler at Bilsongton Kent in 1818; they had 3children.
She arrived at Hobart Town in 1829 on HARMONY free, to join her husband.
They had 3more children before she died in 1839 age 39 of general decay; buried at St Davids Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Julian Galvin on 5th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 12th August, 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd September, 1874 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Gill Lagrutta on 23rd November, 2016 made the following changes:


iain Frazier on 30th August, 2019 made the following changes:

source: author? 'Arrows of Hope-Selected Convict Stories' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 124)

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