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Charles Livingston

Charles Livingston, one of 238 convicts transported on the Lord Petre, 03 July 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Livingston
Aliases: Lucas
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 29th December, 1879
Age: 62 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Lord Petre
Departure date: 3rd July, 1843
Arrival date: 15th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 237 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 353 (178)
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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D Wong on 25th May, 2014 wrote:

Charles was 5’3 1/2” tall, could read and write, single, protestant, fair complexion, black hair, dark brown eyes, dimples, both legs have been broken.

28/1/1851: TOL
25/10/1852: Free Certificate.

10 May 1852 Married Mary Sullivan (Australasia) at St John’s CE Church, Franklin; Mary aged 22, spinster, servant, illiterate; Charles aged 34, bachelor, labourer.

21 July 1852: Charles Livingstone charged at Franklin with assault on Henry Bart; fined
£4.12 .

July 1853: Charles Livingstone licensed as a hawker in the Hobart district.

1 February 1854: tried at Franklin Lower Court charged with sly grog selling; fined £50 and costs; known as “Black Charley”.
13 September 1854: Arraigned at Hobart Supreme Court in an action by plaintiff W Russell for £434 6s 11d; verdict for plaintiff.
Charles traded up and down the river in a vessel called the Brothers.

April 1855: Declared insolvent; debts £1422, assets £1513, cause losses and decline of timber trade; timber dealer, Huon.

6 April 1857: Hobart Quarter Sessions charged with embezzlement of £48 10s, the monies of his employer. Charles Livingstone , Huon; sentence 18 months hard labour.

24 March 1858: Declared insolvent; timber dealer, Bruny Island.

4 April 1859: Tried at Hobart Lower Court charged with stealing a square-sterned boat, value £12, on 15 January, the property of Mr James Kerr, Liverpool St, Hobart. – Charge dismissed.

c1859 Moved to Victoria with family and changed name to “Lucas”.

June 1862: At Werribee diggings, near Daylesford, VIC.
24 July 1862: Tried at Castlemaine Circuit Court, VIC with Henry Jones and William John Stephens charged with larceny (2 counts) and receiving stolen property; sentence 3 years on the road gang.

12 August 1862: Charles Livingstone/Lucas received at Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, VIC.
9 August 1864: Released from Pentridge Prison, Melbourne,  VIC.

1 December 1865: Tried at Ballarat General Sessions with Thomas Harris charged with stealing three bullocks on 10 October, the property of John
Johnston, Ballan; found guilty of receiving; sentence 5 years hard labour.

19 December 1865: Charles Livingstone/Lucas received at Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, VIC.

29 December 1879: Charles Livingstone/Lucas died from a self-administered overdose of
morphine at Cobar, NSW; father Charles Lucas, mother Mary.
5 July 1901: Mary died of senile debility and hypostatic pneumonia at Daylesford Hospital, VIC; aged 73, parents unknown, born County Kerry, Ireland, about 8 years in Tasmania and about 44 years in Victoria.

Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2019 wrote:

Sarah b. 11 March 1853, Hobart.
Susan - died aged 17 mths from accidental scalding. Daylsford, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Trena on 24th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1879 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 25th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 29th December, 1879 (prev. 1879), gender: m

Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Lucas

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