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Charles Plunkett

Charles Plunkett, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Plunkett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 1st April, 1876
Age: 58 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 15 years

Crime: Stealing trousers
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 466
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

Betty on 6th August, 2013 wrote:

Charles was the son of Thomas Plunkett, Baker of Dudley St., Wolverhampton & the brother of a prominent Solicitor Henry in Oldbury & West Bromwich.
Charles died in General Hospital, Hobart & is buried in a pauper grave at Cornelian Bay. Cause of death Typhoid Fever

D Wong on 17th May, 2017 wrote:

12/4/1843 Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
Charles Plunkett, for stealing pair of trousers, the property of Richard Roden, at Wolverhampton.

Birth dates of 1820 and 1818 listed.

Charles was listed as 23 years old on arrival - his birth place was Wolverhampton.

Prior convictions: for fighting 1 month; 1 month as disorderly apprentice; 1 month for throwing at a policeman; 3 months for house robbery.

Charles was 5’8 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair and eyes, tattoos, could read and write, protestant, single.

Occupations: Puddler/shoemaker “rough”/coach painter & varnisher.

2/6/1850: TOL
6/5/1858: Certificate, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Betty on 6th August, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1876, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st April, 1876 (prev. 1876)

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