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Charles Rowan

Charles Rowan, one of 200 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 02 December 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Rowan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 2nd December, 1829
Arrival date: 7th May, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 252
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

D Wong on 15th June, 2014 wrote:

Charles Rowan was 22 years old and was transported for ‘Stealing Carpets’, his occupation was a Weaver/Porter and his native place was Glasgow.

Colonial Secretary: On list of convicts forwarded to Windsor for distribution.

On arrival he was assigned to James Webber at Tocal.

Charles was single, protestant, could read and write, 5’5 3/4” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair and eyes.

1832: In a road party.  Was returned to the government by Webber because he was sick and weak.

9/11/1839: COF
30/5/1843: COF renewed, having been mutilated.

No marriage or death found NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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