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Charles Scoldwell

Charles Scoldwell, one of 311 convicts transported on the Barwell, September 1797

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Scoldwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1755
Occupation: Blacksmith/farmer
Date of Death: 1821
Age: 66 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Barwell
Departure date: September, 1797
Arrival date: 18th May, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 306 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 231 (116)
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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D Wong on 22nd September, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
CHARLES SCOLDWELL, Theft > animal theft, 14th September 1796.

Offence: Theft > animal theft
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
CHARLES SCOLDWELL was indicted for feloniously stealing two live tame ducks, value 3s. the property of Thomas Spurling, July the 3d.

The Jury having retired half an hour, returned with a verdict of GUILTY. (Aged 41.)
Transported for seven years.

The trial was lenghthy - the above is an edited version - Charles Scoldwell was a Excise man and Sheriff’s Officer, (he was a notorious figure) - he had gone to collect a debt and proceeded to denude Mr. Spurling, a baker, of his money and possessions and 2 ducks. Found guilty of taking the 2 ducks.

Charles was the son of Thomas Scoldwell or Scaldwell and Sarah Harris.

Charles was married to Elizabeth Larwill and they had 5 children.

23/3/1801: Absolute Pardon.

C1821: Reportedly died at Little Grays Inn Lane, Holborn, London. (Source: http://www.geni.com/people/Charles-Scoldwell).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1755 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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