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Charles Mcarthur

Charles McArthur, one of 220 convicts transported on the Commodore Hayes, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Mcarthur
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 22nd March, 1867
Age: 77 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 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Commodore Hayes
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 16th August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 33 (18)
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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Dianne Poter on 8th March, 2014 wrote:

Information found on “Founders and Survivors Project”

D Wong on 9th March, 2014 wrote:

Charles McArthur was born in Dunlop, Scotland and was transported for uttering a forged note.

Charles was 33 years old on arrival in VDL, he had brown hair and eyes, high temples, left little finger crippled.

1835: Married Mary Ann Harwood (William Bryan 1833).  No children found.

1830: TOL
29/8/1831: TOL

Dianne Poter on 9th March, 2014 wrote:

Children:  Margaret Adelaide McArthur born 1840.  Margaret married John Joseph Steimie in Victoria 1866.  She died in Brighton, Victoria 1921 aged 81 years.
Charles died at Echunga, S.A.
Ann Mary died at Echunga 7th October 1886 aged 80 years.

Dianne Poter on 13th March, 2014 wrote:

The correct name of this person is Charles McArthur, not Charles Mcarthur.

Convict Changes History

Dianne Poter on 8th March, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Mcarthur (prev. McArthur), date of death: 22nd March, 1867 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 9th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000)

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