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Charles Reeve

Charles Reeve, one of 240 convicts transported on the William Metcalf, 23 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Reeve
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: William Metcalf
Departure date: 23rd May, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts

References

Primary source: The Courier Hobart Oct 8 1845. Ipswich Journal 22 March 1834. Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 370.
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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Maureen Withey on 2nd February, 2021 wrote:

Suffolk Assizes.
Charles Reeve, for stealing a bay gelding, the property of George Canler, of Troston.
Bury and Norwich Post, 26 Mar 1834.

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On Monday last five male convicts were removed from our Gaol, to be put on board the Hulks at Portsmouth, viz. Charles Reeve, to be transported for life ; John Blewitt, John Hart, Samuel Bantick, and Geo. Spink, to be transported for seven years
Bury and Norwich Post, 9 April 1834.

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

Charles married Dinah Dearsley in 1832 at Great Thurlow Suffolk. In 1833 their daughter, my great great grandmother, Elizabeth Snazell Reeve was born.

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

Prison Hulk ship Hardy moored at Portsmouth, Received 8 April 1834 from Bury St. Edmunds, aged 23, Convicted 17 March 1834, Offence Stealing a Gelding, Transferred for VDL 17 May 1834

Pardons 1845-6:-
No. of years in Colony: 10 yrs 8 mo.s
No. of years holding a Ticket of Leave: 1 yrs 9 mo.s
“Having produced good Testimonials of Character and no charge of Misconduct having been preferred against him for nearly six years and a half.”

1846 Musters, C. Pardon

1849 Musters, Port Arthur

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

Conduct Record: Convicted before, Married with 1 child
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Description List: aged 23, Trade Gents Servant
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Marriage to Mary Parker (ship Hindostan), Permission date 30 Sep. 1843 Approved
https://stors.tas.gov.au/NI/1262928

25 Dec. 1850 Employment for David Bantick, Brighton
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Indents:
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON17-1-1$init=CON17-1-1P358

Application for Indulgence: 31 May 1848
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Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

CROWN COURT, TUESDAY
Charles Reeve, 23 was indicted for stealing a bay gelding, the property of Mr. George Canler, of Throston, farmer. He was found guilty, and sentenced to transportation for life”.

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 wrote:

A fresh jury having been then empanelled, Charles Reeves (sic), who figured at the last assizes in a charge of apple stealing, was indicted for stealing a colt, the property of the same prosecutor, Mr Daniel O’Connor, of St Peter’s Pass. From the evidence it appeared that the prisoner, after his acquittal of the fruit charge, having determined upon a change of residence to Hobart Town, removed for that part of the colony, and at the same time there disappeared the colt in question, which was a tame and favourite animal, eighteen months old, valued by the prosecutor at £4. The colt was, within two days afterwards, found by District Constable Goodwin in the possession of Reeves, who was leading it, on the main road at Green Ponds, with a rope round its neck, and at the same time proffering it as his own property for sale, representing it as ‘one of his own breeding’. Both Mr O’Connor and his overseer, Bennett, distinctly identified the colt, and some other witnesses proved that on the night before the prisoner was encountered by Goodwin he was met leading a young horse, although it was too dark to recognise its colour. Constable Andrews, one of the number, fell in with the prisoner at Cross Marsh, still leading the colt, which he warned the witness not to approach, as it ‘was very shy’. It was the prisoner, however, who was shy (of a constable) for the animal appeared extremely docile on the policeman going up to him.
In his defence, Reeves stated he had received the horse for a consideration from some man who had unhappily sailed for Port Phillip, and offered to produce a witness to prove that he had heard him (Reeves) say he had a horse. This evidence the Court declined to receive, and the jury, without a minute’s hesitation, found the prisoner Guilty.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), occupation

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), occupation

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 370 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfi

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 370 (prev. UK Prison Hulk Regist

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Ipswich Journal 22 March 1834 (prev. Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Nu

Damian Smith on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: The Courier Hobart Oct 8 1845 (prev. Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Nu

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Ipswich Journal 22 March 1834. Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 3

Iris Dunne on 16th April, 2021 made the following changes:

source: The Courier Hobart Oct 8 1845. Ipswich Journal 22 March 1834. Libraries Tasmania. UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/9. NSW & Tasmania (Musters HO10/38 & 40)&(Pardons HO10/59). Ancestry. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Pie

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