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Charles Paul

Charles Paul, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Paul
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 14th March, 1829
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 8th June, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 193 (98)
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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Mary Griffin on 22nd February, 2018 wrote:

Thomas Carpenter was accused of the shooting murder of both Charles Paul and Joseph Cobden but acquitted. The two were escaped convicts living near Windsor NSW. There is an Inquest and Court Case. Charles was the son of John Paul and Sarah Seabright of Hinckley. His brother James Paul was sentenced to transportation to Van Diemens Land and arrived there in 1833 but died in 1839.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name: Charles Paul
Age: 22. Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Date of Conviction:  Mar 1827. Leicester
Vessel: Prince Regent (4). 27 Sep 1827
Reads, Single
Trade or calling; House Carp’r 4 - 5 years
Offence; Stealing Cloth
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/2 inches
Complexion; Ruddy freckled
Hair; Red
Eyes; Dark Hazel
Noted against name; Engineers Dept. Little finger on left had crooked
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) View title info Sat 21 Mar 1829
Page 2   CORONERS’

An Inquest was held at the general hospital, Windsor, on Saturday, the 14th instant, and by adjournment to the ” Red
Lion Inn,” and finally concluded on Mon day, the 16th instant, on the bodies of Joseph Copson, a prisoner, per Neptune,
and also Charles Paul, a prisoner per Prince Regent, whose verdict was, “That Joseph Copson, on Thursday, the
12th day of March instant at a creek, called “Sally Bottom Creek,” district of Curry Jong, County of Northumberland, was fired
at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder, slugs, and ball, part of which wounded the said John Copson, by
passing through the head and brain, and also on other parts of the body, so that the said Joseph Copson instantly died;
” That the said Charles Paul, on Thursday, the l2th day of March instant, at Perkins’ farm, District of Curry Jong, County of
Northumberland, was fired at by Thomas Carpenter with a musket, loaded with powder and ball, which had wounded the head
and brain of the said Charles Paul, whereof he instantly died ; - by each of which acts,
the said Thomas Carpenter is Guilty of Wilful Murder.
1829 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891

Name: Charles Paul
Date: 14 Mar 1829
Place: Windsor
Volume Number: 4/4549
Ship; Prince Regent
Age; 22
Remarks; Shot by Tho. Carpenter at Curry Jong

Convict Changes History

Mary Griffin on 22nd February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1829 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd February, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th March, 1829 (prev. 1829)

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