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Charles Sefton

Charles Sefton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Sefton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 83 (43)
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 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Charles Sefton was on a List of 40 male convicts embarked on the Brig Kangaroo for the Derwent. 13th April 1816.
No. 14, Chas. Sefton, Fortune 2nd, Convicted at Lancaster Ass., 21 Mar 1812, Sentence- Life, Miller (?  very faint).

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Charles Sefton, for a burglary in the house of Mr. Walthew, of Liverpool, and stealing a promissory note ; also for stealing a trunk and other articles, the property of Miss Weights, of Liverpool —Judgment deferred.
Lancaster Gazette, 14 Sept 1811

till yesterday morning, when the Hon Baron Thomson passed the awful sentence of Death, on six prisoners, viz. Charles Sefton (aged 27) convicted last Assizes of burglary ; Margaret Cunningham (35) and Martha Entwisle (42) for uttering forged ...  Lancaster Gazette, 4 Apr 1812

Charles Sefton was found guilty last assizes of a burglary, at Liverpool, but a question having been reserved for the opinion of the Judges, judgment was respited.  He was this day brought up and informed by his Lordship, that the judges, after the most mature deliberation of his case, had confirmed the verdict that had been given.  He had ordered him to be brought up at this time, that he might have a longer opportunity of preparing himself for the awful sentence which it would be his duty to pass upon him on a future day. His Lordship subsequently passed upon him the sentence of Death, which he heard without the least appearance of emotion. He was afterwards reprieved.
Lancaster Gazette, 18 April 1812

The following convicts have been removed from our Castle, this week, to be severally transported, agreeably to their sentences, viz Charles Sefton, James Robinson, John Fisher, James Knowles, Thomas Holden, Samuel Crossley, John Hope, John Hurst, Christopher Medcalf, James Brierley, Henry Thwait, Joseph Greenhalgh, Thos. Pickup, and John Burney. 
Lancaster Gazette, 20 June 1812.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:


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