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William Charles Steward

William Charles Steward, one of 300 convicts transported on the Baring, April 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Charles Steward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Seaman
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baring
Departure date: April, 1815
Arrival date: 7th September, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 197 (100)
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 28th January, 2021 wrote:

Absconded Prisoners.
William Charles Stewart, per Ship Baring, seaman, tried at Bristol, January 1815, late employed at Lane Cove, is about 5 feet 6½ inches high, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair, stout made, and states himself to be from Peasley, in Scotland.
Sydney Gazette, 6 July 1816.

Colonial Secretary Index.

STEWARD, William Charles. Per “Baring”, 1815

1816 Sep 19 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.134)

1819 Aug 6 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta”; listed as Charles Stuart (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.202)

1820 Jan 13 - Prisoner at Newcastle claiming expiration of sentence; re details of sentence of (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.178)

1821 Aug 9 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.213)

1822 Feb 25-Mar 27 - In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction; appears as Stuart (Reel 6023; X820 p.35a)

Convict Index, 1791-1873.

William Charles Steward, per Baring 1815, Certificate of Freedom, 13 Jan 1825, 033/3029. in lieu of 36/257; renewed CF 15/4119.

William Charles Steward, per Baring 1815, Certificate of Freedom, 1 Aug 1825. in lieu of CF 53/3029; see 33/944.

William Charles Steward, per Baring 1815, Certificate of Freedom, 22 Aug 1833. 33/0944.


Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 28th January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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