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Charles Greenland

Charles Greenland, one of 224 convicts transported on the Agincourt, 06 July 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Greenland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Wheelwright
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 56 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Cambridge Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agincourt
Departure date: 6th July, 1844
Arrival date: 9th November, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 106
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

Yvonne Clark on 3rd April, 2015 wrote:

Married Bridgit Jones 18th April 1853. Lived in Tasmania after Charles was released from his sentence on Norfolk Island

D Wong on 13th May, 2015 wrote:

Charles Greenland was 21 years old on arrival, fresh complexion, 5’7 ½” tall, dark brown hair and whiskers and eyes, slightly freckled.

Sent to Norfolk Island for 3 years.
16/1/1849: At Port Barracks, Hobart.

1/8/1854: TOL
16/10/1855: CP

Married Bridget – 7 children listed.  Bridget arrived per ‘Margaret 1843’ and was free when she married.

11/1/1856 The Hobarton Mercury:
Claim for Maintenance - Yesterday before the Chief Police Magistrate and Captain Miller, Bridget Greenland applied for an order of maintenance by her husband, Charles Greenland.
The complainant stated that the defendant had turned her out on Sunday, and left her destitute.
It appeared, that the defendant had offered to take his wife back, but that she refused to return, fearing he would ill-treat her; she now, however, promised to go back, and the Bench cautioned the husband not to ill use his wife, but to render her as comfortable as he could;  he said, he would do so, for he had plenty to eat and drink, and a good home.

Many instances reported in the newspapers over the years of his drinking, being fined, bad language, assaulting a police officer etc.

6/5/1876 The Mercury, Hobart:
WIFE BEATING.—Charles Greenland pleaded guilty to a charge of beating his wife, Bridget Greenland.  From the statements of the complainant and the police, it appeared to have been the practice of the defendant to beat his wife whenever he got drunk, which was not seldom. 
The magistrates ordered him to pay a fine of £2 2s., or in default to go to gaol for two months;  also to find two sureties in £10 each to guarantee his keeping the peace towards his wife for six months.
The defendant appeared surprised and hurt at the decision of the court.

Dianne on 26th January, 2016 wrote:

Charles was born in England 1825 died 1881. He married Bridget Jones.
Charles’s father was Issac, he was born 1797 in Stradbrook, Suffolk England. Charles’s mother, Susan, was also born in Fornham .Suffolk in 1799 ,The family lived for over 25 years at 22, Gold Street Cambridge. Cambridgshire England

D Wong on 17th March, 2016 wrote:

January 1863:
Application for admission by Charles Greenland and Bridget Jones to Queens Orphan School.
Jacob 9
Nancy 7
Mary 5
Eliza 3

Bridget residing at Goulburn Street – Charles Greenland, residence not known, a wheelwright.

Also stated that Bridget arrived per ‘Calcutta’ 1850, a free immigrant, her occupation listed as Housekeeping.

Convict Changes History

Yvonne Clark on 3rd April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 13th May, 2015 made the following changes:


Dianne on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 1829), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000)

Dianne on 26th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1825 (prev. 1829), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000)

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