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Charles King

Charles King, one of 240 convicts transported on the Bardaster, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles King
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bardaster
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 13th January, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 160
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

Maureen Withey on 8th November, 2019 wrote:

During the week, the following convicts have been removed from our county gaol, at at Fisherton Anger, and put on board the Leviathan hulk, in Portsmouth harbour, in order for transportation; namely, Jonas Backhouse, horse-stealing; Charles King, Enoch Heaven, sheep-stealing; Daniel Sprowles, stealing a pewter jug and basin, life.—John Telling, stealing hay; Edward Johnson, stealing trousers; George Hitchins, receiving stolen property; George Fisher and Thomas Squire, poaching in the night —seven years each.—Also George Carty convicted at the Lent Assizes, 1834, for house-breaking, and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment to hard labour, and and then to be transported for life.

Salisbury Journal, 6 Apr 1835

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 8th November, 2019 made the following changes:


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