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Charles Tapps, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 460
||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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D Wong on 1st September, 2017 wrote:
GEORGE TAYLOR, CHARLES TAPPS, Theft > simple larceny, 15th January 1829.
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
GEORGE TAYLOR and CHARLES TAPPS were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December, 1 basket, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 1 breast of mutton, value 1s. 3d.; 2lbs. weight of sugar, value 1s., and 2 ozs. weight of tea, value 3d., the goods of Thomas Furr.
JOHN BRINCHLEY. I am a Bow-street officer. On the 20th of December I was in the Liverpool-road, about twenty minutes before five o’clock in the evening, and saw these two lads there; Taylor crossed from the road into the footpath - I turned, and said to him, “What have you got here?” he said, “Nothing but a breast of mutton, which I have brought from Kingsland, and am going to my father’s in White Lion-street;” Thomas, who was with me, said to him, “What has the other boy got?” he said,“Tea and sugar;” we were going along with Taylor, and saw Tapps - I took them both into a baker’s-shop: I found these razors on Taylor, this spike-nail, and this bunch of keys; I afterwards found Furr - he is a waggoner, and when in town lives in Smithfield; he stated that he lost this property in Islington-road : this tea and sugar was found on Tapps.
WILLIAM THOMAS . I was with Brinchley on the 20th; we saw the two prisoners - they separated: Taylor came on the footpath, rather at the back of us; we went back to him, and he stated what my brother-officer has said - we afterwards took Tapps.
THOMAS FURR I am the waggoner of the Peterborough waggon. I was in London on the 20th of December; this basket is mine - this tea and sugar, and these stockings are mine; there was also a piece of mutton: I had tied the basket at the hind-part of my waggon when I was coming up St. John-street, with a thick rope - when I got to Holloway toll-bar I missed it; the rope had been cut.
TAYLOR’S Defence. I was coming from Crouch-end, and picked up the basket as I was passing the Adam and Eve public-house, about a quarter after two o’clock.
TAPPS’ Defence. I was with Taylor, and saw the basket lying in the road; we stood some time, but no one came - we asked two or three people if they knew any body who had lost any thing; they said No.
TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 16.
TAPPS - GUILTY . Aged 15.
Transported for Seven Years.
No ship found for George Taylor.
Nov. 1831: In the service of Mr. Alexander Thompson in Sydney - then served a sentence in an iron gang.
1846: Married Bridget Fitzpatrick, Gundaroo; Gunning; Yass.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 1st September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime