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Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor, one of 168 convicts transported on the Marquis of Hastings, 14 April 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Marquis of Hastings
Departure date: 14th April, 1827
Arrival date: 31st July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 169 (86)
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 24th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Name; Charles Taylor. Age; 47.
No; 111
Read or write. Married - 6 children
Native County; Birmingham
Trade; Saw maker
Offence; Coining
Trial; Surry - 18 Dec 1826. Life
Height; 5 ft. 5 1/4
Complexion; Dark Ruddy
Hair; Grey
Eyes; Grey
Assigned; Engineers Department
Date of Certificate; 38/596
Additional Remarks; DIED vide letter from the Bathurst 18 Aug 1839

Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/2/791826 Sept - 1827 Feb

Prisoner name: Charles Taylor.

Prisoner occupation: Soldier, band master.

Court and date of trial: Surrey Winter Assizes 1826.

Crime: Coining.

Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.

Annotated: Nil.

Petitioner(s): Two petitions from the prisoner. Charles Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor.

Grounds for clemency: Has served 26 years in the East and West and the Peninsula Wars with distinction; was wounded in the service of his country; no previous offence; got into bad company; has two sons now in the army; has four children; ask that the youngest child goes with either parent and that the parents be sent to the same place.

Other papers: Marriage certificate between Charles Taylor and Elizabeth Lawrence in the parish of Saint Luke’s Chelsea 28 March 1819. Nicholas Cloak surgeon, certifying that Charles Taylor bore a good character in the army.

Additional Information: In Horsemonger Lane Gaol. The convict served with the 88th Foot. The convict’s wife (Elizabeth Taylor) is also under sentence of transportation for life.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Maureen Withey on 8th March, 2021 made the following changes:


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