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Charles Williams, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 234
||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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John Myddleton on 17th January, 2017 wrote:
This was his second period of transportation. He had been transported for 5 years in 1862, under his real name of Owen Pritchard. While on a ticket of leave, he returned to Wales and was convicted to a further 15 years after committing a crime and absconding, spectacularly, from the gaol.
John Myddleton on 28th February, 2017 wrote:
Charles Williams was an alias used by Owen Pritchard, the Welsh Jack Sheppard. Pritchard was a serial criminal and a determined absconder from gaols. In 1862, he was transported aboard the Ironside.
In 1866, he was arrested in Carmarthen, Wales, and gaoled in Carmarthen Gaol pending trial. At the time he was on a ticket of leave after his first transportation. He had given the name Charles Williams but newspapers reported he was really Owen Pritchard. He and another prisoner made an amazing escape from Carmarthen Gaol before their trial.
Williams (Pritchard) was transported for 15 years in 1867.
Convict Changes History
John Myddleton on 17th January, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), crime
John Myddleton on 28th February, 2017 made the following changes:
firstname: Owen (prev. Charles), surname: Pritchard (prev. Williams), alias1: Charles Williams, occupation
Iris Dunne on 28th February, 2017 made the following changes: