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Charles Pickering

Charles Pickering, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Pickering
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Norfolk Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 393 (196)
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

D Wong on 29th October, 2015 wrote:

Charles Pickering was transported for ‘Having forged banknotes in his possession0.

1810:  Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3167; 4/1847 pp.180-180a)

10/02/1810:  Charge or Nature of Document: Keeping a disorderly house and retailing spirits without licence.

30/9/1815: Purchasing or taking in pawn necessaries belonging to 34th Regiment. .  Remarks: Publican; Clarence Street.

1816 Dec 24: Commutation warrant (Reel 6070; 4/7020 No.38)

1816 Dec 31:  On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.421)

3/8/1818: Married convict Catherine Burn (Per “Experiment”, 1809) and had 2/3 children, son Charles was born 1814-1867, 4 years before they married, he died in Fiji.

1819 Nov 9: To be returned to Sydney from Newcastle (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.22)

1819 Nov 17: Ordered to Sydney from Newcastle (Reel 6067; 4/1807 p.65)

1822:  Prisoner in Sydney Gaol; sentenced to Port Macquarie. Petition to be allowed to proceed to Port Dalrymple per “Glory” (Fiche 3224; 4/1867 pp.13-13a)

1822 Aug 6:  About to leave for Port Macquarie. Petition of Mary Ford for Charles Pickering to remain to give evidence (Reel 6069; 4/1817 p.3)

1822 Sep 19: On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.6, 368-9)

1822 Dec 9:  Re passage for his wife to Port Macquarie (Reel 6010; 4/3507 pp.54, 60)

1824 Jan 20:  Husband of Catharine; prisoner at Port Macquarie. Petition for mitigation of sentence (Fiche 3242; 4/1872 p.88)

1825 Dec 1: Re permission to return to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3865 p.11)

1837: Charles died – Catherine died in 1859.

Convict Changes History

Patricia Vollmer on 26th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1837 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 29th October, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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