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Charles Pinkston

Charles Pinkston, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Pinkston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th February, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 398
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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Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 22 March 2020), May 1820, trial of CHARLES PINKSTON (t18200517-11).
CHARLES PINKSTON, Theft > embezzlement, 17th May 1820.
594. CHARLES PINKSTON was indicted for embezzling, the sum of 2 l. 15 s. 4 d., which he had received on account of his master , John Barton .

JOHN BARTON . I am a baker , and live at Pleasant-place, Holloway . The prisoner was my servant nine months - he was entrusted to carry out bread and receive money . Mr. Williamson used to pay his bill once a week, the prisoner always received it and gave receipts for me. On the 5th of February, I sent him out with bread, he was to go to Williamson’s but never returned. I did not see him again till he was apprehended. He paid me no money on account of Williamson that day.

GEORGE WILLIAMSON . I live in Whitecross-street, and sell bread which I have from Barton - I generally paid the prisoner the bills. On the 5th of February, he brought me some bread. I asked if he had brought a receipt from his master? he said No, but he would fetch one. He went out, bought a stamp, and I gave him 2 l. 15 s. all in silver, and 4 d. in copper. I produce the receipt, which he wrote in my presence (read).

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .


Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2020 wrote:


Tried - 17th May 1820
Age 24. Occupation Servant carry out bread and receive money. 
Tried at Old Bailey, London.

Accused of embezzlement (embezzling, the sum of 2 l. 15 s. 4 d., which he had received on account of his master). Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation. Sentence outcome was transported.

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867

Ticket of Leave Date: 31 MAY 1827 . No; 27/544

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 22nd March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), occupation

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