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Charles Thorpe

Charles Thorpe, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Thorpe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 361 (180)
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

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Charles probably had a de-facto relationship with Ann Wildgrass (Convict, Indispensible, 1809).

Ann had marriedarried James Whalan (Came Free as Immigrant, Minorca, 1801).
They married July 27th 1810 at St Philips, Sydney.
James Whalan died in 1825 and it is difficult to ascertain if he and Ann where still together at that time. She was then with James Fitzpatrick (no details). However, all the children were baptised with the surname Whalan.
Fitzpatrick also died before the 1828 Census and she is there recorded as a housekeeper for Charles Thorpe.

By 1828 Anne’s husband James had died and her children were (on the day of the census) living in the house of John Watson, her brother in law. She was living in the household of Charles Thorpe (it is unclear whether she was his wife or merely his housekeeper or a combination of both) at Botany.
[Ref W0042] Wailing, Mary 15, born in colony at Jn Watson.
[Ref W0043] Wailing, James 13, born in colony at Jn Watson.
[Ref W0044] Wailing, Richard 9, born in colony at Jn Watson.

[Ref T0641] Charles Thorpe was aged 50 and by then had received an absolute pardon. He was a butcher who had arrived aboard the ship ‘Coromandel’ in 1804 having received a 14 year sentence.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 29th March, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m

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