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Charles Horton, one of 136 convicts transported on the Royal Charlotte, 18 November 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||29th January, 1825
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 225 (114)
||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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D Wong on 16th January, 2016 wrote:
On the 23rd January, 1825 the Royal Charlotte anchored off Tenerife in the Canary Islands to take on fresh water and supplies. In the prison, the convicts were keeping an eye on a man who was showing increasing signs of madness.
Charles Horton, 43 years old, convicted at Warwick Assizes of robbing a house, muttered incessantly either about the lost state of his soul or his certainty of salvation.
Horton slashed his throat. He lingered for 4 days before dying – his was the only death on the voyage.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 16th January, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th January, 1825 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime