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Charles South

Charles South, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles South
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Cambridge Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Canton
Departure date: 20th September, 1839
Arrival date: 12th January, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 89 (46)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th April, 2022 wrote:

1846 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters.
Noted in the Remarks Column; DIED; 29 April 1840

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th April, 2022 wrote:

Indent No; 2744.
Status; Married - 2 Children. Wife; Honor at Wilts
Height; 5 ft 8 in.
Age; 35 years.

Died on the 30 April 1842. **  Vide P.S. Book
** Date as per Register.

1840 -Burials in the Parish of Trinity. 1840.
Name; Charles South.
Abode; Hospital. When buried; 2 May
Age in years; 35
Ship’s Name; Canton
Quality or profession.  Convict

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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