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Charles Lovely

Charles Lovely, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 15 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Lovely
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Labourer and baker
Date of Death: 11th July, 1894
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 15th July, 1831
Arrival date: 26th November, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 137 (71)
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 6th March, 2014 wrote:

Charles Lovely was 21 years old when convicted, along with George Day 18, of breaking into the shop of Mr John Woodward of Needham Market and stealing Irish linen and silk handkerchiefs.

Father: Benjamin

1842: TOL Sydney
1845: Recommended for a CP
16/1/1847: CP

1845: Married Margaret Mitchell and they had 6?? children.

11/7/1894: Charles died at Sydney.

D Wong on 28th February, 2018 wrote:

Only 1 Charles Lovely listed as a convict, so this looks to be him:
3/5/1834 Sydney Gazette:
Charles Lovely, William Varney, and Thomas Long, were indicted for felony.  Verdict - Guilty.
Lovely and Long were each sentenced to be worked in irons on the public roads of the Colony for eighteen calendar months.  Varney to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land for two years.

Charles was a baker.

11/12/1845 Sydney Morning Herald:
Hassan, a native of Arabia, was indicted for stealing a silver watch and guard chain, the property of Charles Lovely.  The evidence in this case was interpreted to the prisoner throughout by Mr. Caesar in his own language.  The Jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in Sydney Gaol.

July 1848: Elector in the City of Sydney.

29/7/1854 Sydney Morning Herald:
July 28th, at his residence, Pitt-street, Ellen, the beloved wife of Charles Lovely, leaving a small family to deplore her loss.
NSW BDM has her age as 36.
No marriage listed for Charles and Ellen - Ellen was the mother of:
1848 Abner - 1871 married Mary Ann Gagg - 1889 married Olilipa Schinckel.
1851 Mary E - she died in 1859.

Margaret Mitchell had:
1855 Jane
1855 Patrick
1857 Charles died 1913 - 1879 married Sarah Ann Hawksford, Sydney.
1858 Mary - married William John Whitfield in 1879, Sydney.
1859 another Mary is listed -

There are no marriages listed for a Charles Lovely between 1800-1900 on the NSW BDM except for his son Charles in 1879.
(Cannot remember where I found the marriage date for Margaret and Charles - but since Ellen died in 1854 and their first children were Jane and Patrick in 1855 - the date of 1845 must be wrong).

1867: Charles had a baker’s shop at 310 Pitt Street, Sydney - the shop was owned by Thomas Bray.

31/7/1882 Sydney Morning Herald:
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late dearly beloved WIFE, Margaret ; to move from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. William Whitfield, No. 113. Underwood-street, Paddington. TO-MORROW (Tuesday) MORNING, at half-past 8 o’clock,for Waverley Cemetery.
H. MASON, Undertaker, 74 Oxford Street.

LOVELY are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late dearly beloved MOTHER ; to move from the residence of her son-in-law, No-193, Underwood-street, Paddington.

6/8/1889 The Daily Telegraph, Sydney:
LOVLEY-SCHINCKEL.-August 1, 1889, at St. Stephen’s Church, by the Rev. Robert Taylor, Abner, eldest son of Charles Lovely, baker, Sydney, to Olilipa Schinckel eldest daughter of Frederick Schinckel, of Bathurst.

12/7/1894 Sydney Morning Herald:
LOVELY.-July 11, at his residence, 272 Pitt-street, Sydney, Charles Lovely, sen., aged 85.

13/7/1894 The Daily Telegraph, Sydney:
N.S.W. MASTER BAKERS’ ASSOCIATION.- The Members of the above Association are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the late CHARLES LOVELY, Sen.; to move from his late residence, 272 Pitt-st., Sydney on FRIDAY, 13th Jul, at half past 2 p.m., for Waverley Cemetery. 
By Order. W. J. HILL, Sec.

LOVELY. — In fond remembrance of my dear
grandfather. Charles Lovely, who died July 11,
1894, aged 85. Inserted by his granddaughter,
Mary Waters.

L.S.Lamb on 21st April, 2018 wrote:

Charles may have been married in Suffolk to Sarah Pike before he left England.
The children of Charles & Ellen (who died aged 36 in 1854) were:
Abner 1848-1914
Mary Ellen 1851-1914 (not 1859)
Children of Charles & Margaret as listed. Except that the first Mary (b.1858 and d. 1859) and it was the second Mary b.1859 who married William Whitfield.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th July, 1894 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

L.S.Lamb on 21st April, 2018 made the following changes:


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