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Charles Tompson

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Tompson
Aliases: Thompson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: Gentleman
Date of Death: 10th January, 1871
Age: 87 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 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 359 (179)
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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ADELE WHITMORE on 9th December, 2012 wrote:

Convicted for stealing 2 library books belonging to Mr Bingham in Warwick, in March 1802.
He was christened 12th May 1784 at St Phillips C/E Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England to son of
Charles TOMPSON and Martha Louisa (nee Webster)
Died 10th January 1871 at his home “Clydesville”
18 Church Street, Surry Hills NSW. Was buried 11th Jan. at Rookwood Cemetery.

On arrival in Sydney, as he was a well educated
young man, able to read and write, he was employed in the Office of Commissioner Palmer.
He later had shops in Pitt and Hunter streets,
selling bread, meat etc. to convict ships needing supplies for their return journey’s he even had
his own Book Shop.
He was granted land which he called “Birmingham” at Penrith NSW, but Jamison owned the land surrounding it, so he sold that to Jamison, and purchased 700 acres in 1819 called “Clydesdale”
near Marsden Park, on way to Windsor.
He ticket of emancipation was granted 16th Feb. 1811.
He was the first ticket of leave man to marry a woman free-born in the colony, Elizabeth Boggis,
the daughter of William Boggis (First Fleet Convict)& Elizabeth Smith (2nd Fleet - alias Carr.
Elizabeth Boggis b. 3rd Feb. 1792 on Norfolk Island, married Charles TOMPSON 8th June 1806 at St Phillips Church, Sydney, they had 7 children,
Charles Tompson Jnr was known as the first Native-born Poet, and another son Frederick Anslow Tompson was known as the Father of Wagga Wagga NSW (This is the line I descend from}
Elizabeth died in 1822 and Charles Married his
business partner’s widow, Jane Armytage (nee Morris) on 25th Sept. 1822 at St John’s Parramatta
by the Rev. Samuel Marsden. Charles had 6 surviving children, Jane had 3, and they had another 8 children.

Beth Kebblewhite on 29th July, 2019 wrote:

10 Jan 1871 -

Charles TOMPSON Snr died at “Clydesville” 18 Church St., Surry Hills, aged about 87 of “debility from old age”. He was buried in the C of E Section at Rookwood Cem. (Section 4, No. 1380)

Convict Changes History

ADELE WHITMORE on 9th December, 2012 made the following changes:

surname Tompson (prev. Thompson), date of birth 1784, date of death 10th January, 1871, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th December, 2012 made the following changes:


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