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Charles Parfitt

Charles Parfitt, one of 156 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 28 September 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Parfitt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 29th July, 1835
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 28th September, 1822
Arrival date: 9th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 217 (109)
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

Tony Beale on 24th June, 2021 wrote:

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for Charles Parfett. States under sentence of 3 years at Port Macquarie

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
(NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom
4/5/1829 no 29/403 5’ 6 1/2” brown complexion brown hair and blues eyes. Transported to Port Macquarie for 3 years for a robbery 26/11/1825 and had 1 year added for a similar offence

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Tue 19 May 1829
Page 1 Classified Advertising
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last Week ; viz: Charles Parfitt Princess Royal

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Charles Parfitt
Sydney 1834-1838
7/6/1833 Per ship princess Royal, was free, trial and transportation for 7 years. Disposed to the Hulk. Description Born 1804 5’ 6” stout build fair complexion dark brown hair and grey eyes

The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Mon 10 Jun 1833

On Thursday a fellow named Charles Parfitt,
for whom the police have for some time been on
the look out, was detected walking off with a chest of tea from the shop of Mr. Bowen, in Market street, and taken into custody

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Sat 10 Aug 1833
Page 2 Supreme Court.

Charles Parfitt was indicted for stealing half a
chest of tea from the shop of William Bowen, dealer, Market-street. Found guilty, and sentenced to seven years’ transportation.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879 for John Paget states age 38 (might mean 28) per ship Princess Royal buried 29/7/1835 Gamack surgeon

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 24th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th July, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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