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Charles Ross, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 05 July 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Charles Alexander Ross
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||3rd October, 1801
|Date of Death:
||12th August, 1848
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 336
||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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D Wong on 21st May, 2016 wrote:
Charles Ross was transported for ‘Coining offences’ – along with 30 others, all were transported for 14 years.
His occupation was an ‘Attorney’s Clerk’.
Charles was recorded as being born C1797 and 22 years old on arrival on ‘Founders and Survivors’ web site, but was actually born 3/10/1801.
He was 5’7 ¼” tall, red brown hair, grey eyes.
24/5/1825: Married Sarah Paterson (free) she was the daughter of William Paterson and Elizabeth Fiddler.
Sarah was 20 years old and Charles 24. They had at least 3 children: William Alfred b1831, Frederick Henry, and Charles Alexander Jnr.
1830: Assigned to his wife.
12/8/1848: Charles died at Sorell from a ‘Carbuncle’. He was 48 years old, listed as a farmer.
Wife Sarah died 9/1/1850 Sorell.
Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 March 2020), April 1820, trial of THOMAS SALMON MARY SMITH GEORGE SCARBOROUGH SAMUEL LONGMAN ELIZABETH SMITH JOSEPH HINDS SOPHIA WOODBURY THOMAS DYKES DANIEL COX GEORGE FANN WILLIAM WOODHEAD WILLIAM BROWN WILLIAM HERBERT HENRY CONNOLLY JOHN AMBROOK CHARLES ROSS MARY ROBINSON HENRY UPSTON THOMAS MARR WILLIAM WOODBURY THOMAS GRAVES RICHARD ELLARD SAMUEL HASLER ELIZABETH BROWN ELIZABETH CLOUSLEY JOHN PEARSON JAMES RICHARDSON JOHN SMALL WILLIAM BULT JOHN WILKS WILLIAM YOUNG WILLIAM BROOKS (t18200412-86).
THOMAS SALMON, MARY SMITH, GEORGE SCARBOROUGH, SAMUEL LONGMAN, ELIZABETH SMITH, JOSEPH HINDS, SOPHIA WOODBURY, THOMAS DYKES, DANIEL COX, GEORGE FANN, WILLIAM WOODHEAD, WILLIAM BROWN, WILLIAM HERBERT, HENRY CONNOLLY, JOHN AMBROOK, CHARLES ROSS, MARY ROBINSON, HENRY UPSTON, THOMAS MARR, WILLIAM WOODBURY, THOMAS GRAVES, RICHARD ELLARD, SAMUEL HASLER, ELIZABETH BROWN, ELIZABETH CLOUSLEY, JOHN PEARSON, JAMES RICHARDSON, JOHN SMALL, WILLIAM BULT, JOHN WILKS, WILLIAM YOUNG, WILLIAM BROOKS, Royal Offences > coining offences, Royal Offences > coining offences, 12th April 1820.
FIFTEENTH DAY *, FRIDAY, APRIL 28.
* The Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Days were occupied on the State Trials.
436. THOMAS SALMON , MARY SMITH , GEORGE SCARBOROUGH , SAMUEL LONGMAN , ELIZABETH SMITH , JOSEPH HINDS , SOPHIA WOODBURY , THOMAS DYKES , DANIEL COX , GEORGE FANN , WILLIAM WOODHEAD , WILLIAM BROWN , WILLIAM HERBERT , HENRY CONNOLLY , JOHN AMBROOK , CHARLES ROSS , MARY ROBINSON , HENRY UPSTON , THOMAS MARR , WILLIAM WOODBURY , THOMAS GRAVES , RICHARD ELLARD , SAMUEL HASLER , ELIZABETH BROWN , ELIZABETH CLOUSLEY , JOHN PEARSON , JAMES RICHARDSON , JOHN SMALL , WILLIAM BULT , JOHN WILKS , WILLIAM YOUNG , and WILLIAM BROOKS were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having in their custody and possession forged Bank of England notes, they well knowing them to have been forged and counterfeited .
To which indictments the prisoners severally and separately pleaded GUILTY .
Transported for Fourteen Years .
Before Mr. Common Sergeant.
437. The same prisoners were again indicted for disposing of and putting away, forged Bank of England notes, they well knowing them to have been forged and counterfeited .
MR. REYNOLDS on the part of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England declined offering any evidence.
NOT GUILTY .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Convict Changes History
John Phillips on 21st May, 2016 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 21st May, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Charles Alexander Ross, date of birth: 3rd October, 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th August, 1848 (prev. 0000), occupation