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Charlotte Stroud

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charlotte Stroud
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 1826
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Kitty
Departure date: January, 1792
Arrival date: 18th November, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Convict Records. Australian Royalty Convict ships to NSW
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Dennis Nightingale on 24th June, 2016 wrote:

Born - Dublin Ireland. Died - Windsor NSW.

Phil Hands on 16th September, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted in Dublin in March 1786, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left England on 31st March 1792.
Ship:- the ‘Kitty’ sailed with 10 male and 30 female convcits on board of which 3 females died during the voyage and 8 male convicts were reported to have escaped.
Arrived on 18 th November 1792.

Married soldier George Loder in 1795, they had 4 children between 1796-1805.

Charlotte is said to have had a relationship with the master of the ship, George Ramsay, which resulted in the birth of her daughter Jane, who subsequently took the name of Charlotte’s husband - ‘Loder’.

George Loder arrived in the colony aboard the ship ‘Admiral Barrington’ as a soldier with the Third Fleet. He had enlisted in India in the 102nd Regiment of the New South Wales Corps. He petitioned to be transferred to Australia, and was sent to Norfolk Island as ‘Private George Loder, New South Wales Corps’ with convicts from 1791 to 1793.

On his return from Norfolk Island, he was promoted to Corporal and put in charge of the Windsor gaol and pound. He rented 130 acres of land from Thomas Arndell on the River.
Promoted to Sergeant, he was sent to Green Hills (later Windsor) around 1803 to assist Baker at the store. Lacking barrack accommodation for his family, he built a house and by 1806 was also cultivating 30 acres of Arndell’s land at Cattai that he was renting.

Macquarie sanctioned his discharge from the departing Corps in 1820, for Loder did not choose to join the semi-retired Veteran Company. In 1821 he occupied land in the district of Wilberforce.

In reward for six years of faithful service in the store, he received in 1809 a 100 acre grant at Richmond whereon to run the ‘300 Head of Horned Cattle and one Horse, with other Stock’ which he now owned. He was also awarded a spirit licenced although this was not renewed when Macquarie axed the inns.

Charlotte and George’s 2 sons, George & Andrew accompanied the explorer John Howe on both of Howe’s expeditions to the Hunter River, (Howe was George’s father-in-law)
John Howe, the discoverer of Patrick’s Plains had emigrated to New South Wales with his daughter Mary, in 1801, and, with other free settlers, had a grant of land given to him on the Hawkesbury River. More good grazing country was wanted for the settlers’ stock, and in October, 1818, a small party, led by Mr. John Howe, started to try and find new country. The party consisted of Mr. John Howe, the leader, Mr. George Loder, his son-in-law, Mr Andrew Loder, brother of George, Mr. Thos. Dargin, Mr. Benjamin Singleton, and two servant men, Milward and Berry, and an aboriginal guide, Miles. After encountering much difficulties in crossing an unknown mountainous country, they came to what is known as Doyle’s Creek, above Jerry’s Plains, and followed it down to the river, now known as the Hunter. They followed the river down for a few miles, and then returned home and spread the good news of their discovery. Shortly afterwards Mr. Howe led a larger party to the new country. The party consisted of Mr. John Howe, George and Andrew Loder, Thomas Dargin, Benjamin Singleton, Philip Shirley, Daniel Phillips, Samuel Marshall, W. Osborne, and two aboriginal guides. On his second expedition Mr. Howe came down by the Bulga, crossed the Cockfighter (or Wollombi Brook) and followed the river down, and came to high land in front of Neotsfield on the 17th March, and in honor of Ireland’s great saint named the place (now known as Neotsfield) Patrick’s Plains. The party followed the river down to where the town of West Maitland now stands, and came upon a party of sawyers, and they then knew that they were not far from the convict settlement of Port Hunter (now called Newcastle). They then retraced their steps to the Hawkesbury. The native name of the new country discovered by Mr. Howe was Camilaray. Three places on the Bulga road bear the discover’s name to this day- viz., Howe’s Valley, Howe’s Mountain, Howe’s Water Hole. Howe Park in Singleton is also, named after him
In 1821, all who participated were granted land in the Hunter by Governor Macquarie as a reward for their efforts. George and Andrew Loder took up land around what is now Mt. Thorley, about 10 Kilometres south-west of Singleton. By 1834 Andrew had cattle runs as far afield as Wee Waa.

Charlotte died in 1826 at Windsor age 60.
George Loder died on 18th August 1848 at Cattai, a suburb of Sydney age 89.

Sydney Morning Herald, 21st August 1848, p 3.
On the 18th instant, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Arndell, Caddai, Mr. George Loder, aged 89, a respected colonist of about fifty-six years’ standing, leaving a large circle of relations to deplore his loss.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 24th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Convict Records. (prev. ), firstname: Charlotte, surname: Stroud, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1766, date of death: 1826, gender: f, occupation, crime

Phil Hands on 16th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: NSW Convict Records. Australian Royalty Convict ships to NSW (prev. NSW Convict Records.)

Nell Murphy on 19th October, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 7 years

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