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Charles Scoldwell, one of 311 convicts transported on the Barwell, September 1797
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 231 (116)
||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:
CHARLES SCOLDWELL, Theft > animal theft, 14th September 1796.
Offence: Theft > animal theft
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