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Charles Groves

Charles Groves, one of 300 convicts transported on the Nile, 27 June 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Groves
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1838
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 15th June, 1920
Age: 82 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Hertford. Assizes at Hertford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nile
Departure date: 27th June, 1850
Arrival date: 3rd October, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 308 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 273 (138)
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

Bryan Power on 17th February, 2020 wrote:

Charles was convicted of stealing half a crown from a grocer’s shop owned by Mr Hazel at Great Birkhampstead. At Parkhurst prison he was taught to read and write as well as the boot making trade.
On 31 May 1859 he married Charlotte Dunkley at St David’s Cathedral Hobart. Charlotte was the youngest child of a free settler Thomas Dunkley but her two Dunkley uncles, David and Henry, had been convicts as had her Dunkley grandfather. Charles and Charlotte established a business opposite the cathedral, he as a boot maker and she ran a ‘Berlin depot’. They had nine children, the first seven in Hobart:Charlotte, Clara, Charles, Percy, Arthur, Herbert and May and the last two, Albert and Lilian, in Melbourne. Charlotte died at North Carlton on 15 December 1912 and Charles at the Victorian Home for Aged at Royal Park, Melbourne on 15 June 1920.

Convict Changes History

Bryan Power on 17th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1838 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th June, 1920 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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