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Charles Barnes Merrick

Charles Merrick, one of 200 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Barnes Merrick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th April, 1824
Occupation: Bootmaker
Date of Death: 9th July, 1878
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th November, 1839
Arrival date: 28th March, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 114
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

Claire Duncan on 31st December, 2015 wrote:

Born in Clerkenwell, London. Parents Barnabas Merrick(bobbin turner) and Ann Bowen. Free Certificate in 1846.Spent about 6 years in NSW, moving to Geelong in about 1854.Married Mary Ahern in 1857 in Geelong. Had 6 children in Melbourne. Mary died in 1867. Charles remarried to Bridget Cunningham. Had 3 sons. Charles worked as a bootmaker at 248/250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.  His sons took over the business when he died. They worked around the Richmond and Burnley areas until 1911.
For a detailed story see my cousin Ken Stewart’s webpage.

Convict Changes History

Claire Duncan on 31st December, 2015 made the following changes:

firstname: Charles Barnes (prev. Charles), date of birth: 4th April, 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th July, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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