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Charles Tapner

Charles Tapner, one of 240 convicts transported on the William Metcalf, 23 May 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Tapner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 6th June, 1892
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Metcalf
Departure date: 23rd May, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 240 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 370
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

Laraine Gee-Pickett on 3rd January, 2017 wrote:

granted ticket of leave november 1838 after 4 years served
Married Eliza Gee 13th september1847 They had 5 children Ellen 1850 William 1850 Eliza Jane 1851
Thomas 1854 Mary Ann 1855
Some of the family are buried at Triabunna Tasmania have visited the grave . There is also a street in Triabuua named after them

Convict Changes History

Laraine Gee-Pickett on 3rd January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th June, 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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