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Charles Haywood

Charles Haywood, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Haywood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Brassfounder
Date of Death: 7th May, 1886
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197). Colonial Times newspaper - 30 Jan 1844 http://trove.nla.gov.au Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-20,228,182,L,80. Colonial Times newspaper 17 Feb 1855 The Courier Hobart 2 Feb 1844 Mercury newspaper - 21 Apr 1900 Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM
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

Wendy McLennan on 26th May, 2013 wrote:

Married Emma Elizabeth WOODS 25 May 1840 Wesleyan Chapel, Hobart. Four children to marriage.
Married Ellen SPARROW 15 Aug. 1855 Wesleyan Chapel, Hobart.  Three children to marriage.
Manufactured brass chandeliers for Parliament House, Hobart 1851. Also many church bells in Hobart & gas lamps. On return from Victorian Gold Fields in 1852, ship “City of Melbourne” beached on King Island.
Became Pastrycook & Confectioner, Caterer - “Bride Cake House”, Elizabeth St. Hobart.
Buried Cornelian Bay Cemetery - headstone.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 wrote:

Children of Charles & Emma:
male child b.18/09/1842 Hobart (ref. 1045/1842-33)
Ellen Ann b.10/04/1844 Hobart (ref. 231/1844-33)
Samuel Thomas b. 21/06/1851 Hobart (ref. 530/1851-33)

Death of 1st wife:
On the 15th, EMMA ELIZABETH, the beloved wife
of Mr. Charles Haywood, Elizabeth-street, aged, 34 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will proceed from the Wesleyan Chapel, Melville-street, at half-past two p.m., this day. (ref. Colonial Times & TPI 1755/1855-35)

Death of daughter Ellen:
On Sunday, May 24, after a short illness, aged 14, Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Haywood, of Elizabeth-street, Hobart Town. (ref. Launceston Examiner 28 May 1857 & TPI 259/1857-35)

Death of Charles:
07/05/1886 aged 75yrs Hobart district (ref. 3083/1886-35)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 wrote:

Children of Charles & Ellen:
Alfred b. 23/03/1857 Hobart (ref. 268/1857-33)
Julia b. 16/03/1859 Hobart (ref. 2293/1859-33)
Timothy b. 31/12/1861 Hobart (ref. 4942/1862-33)

Ticket of Leave for Charles:
Gazetted 24/01/1844 - Colonial Times 30 Jan 1844

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 wrote:

Recommended for a Conditional Pardon:
Charles Haywood, ‘York’. (ref. Gov. Gazette 24 Jan 1844; The Courier Hobart 2 Feb 1844)

Death notice for son Alfred:
Haywood.-On April 17, at Sydney, Alfred Haywood, late of Launceston, third son of the late Charles Haywood, of Hobart. (ref. Mercury newspaper 21 Apr 1900)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 wrote:

Convicted at Warwick 24 Mar 1832 for Highway Robbery. Convicted before for shoplifting. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) on the ‘York’2, arriving 29 Dec 1832.
Gaol Report: character bad. Hulk Report: Bad. Ship surgeon’s Report: Very good.

Single man. Aged abt 21yrs upon arrival.

Various assignments and misconduct.
1838: Post Office messenger.
Note on record that his conduct being good and the intercession of Mr. Tilley, his sentence is remitted.
08/06/1842: Misconduct whilst on Ticket of Leave - 14 days solitary and TL suspended.
Recommended for a Conditional Pardon and this approved March 1845.
Convict no. 31616.

Convict Changes History

Wendy McLennan on 26th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813, date of death 7th May, 1886, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 27th May, 2013 made the following changes:


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