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Charles Totterdell

Charles Totterdell, one of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle, 05 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Totterdell
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Argyle
Departure date: 5th March, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 251 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 51 (28)
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

David Patten on 12th May, 2016 wrote:

National Archive:
Item reference HO 17/46/13
1 individual petition (Charles Totterdell, yeoman of West Hatch, Somerset, convict’s father and undersigned by 21 people, from North Curry and West Hatch, including prosecutor (trades given)) on behalf of Charles Totterdell, 36 years, butcher of North Curry [Somerset], convicted at the Somerset Summer Assizes at Wells in 1830, for sheep stealing, property of Thomas Broad, Junior, of Curry Mallet. There is also a covering letter by [name illegible] a neighbouring magistrate enclosing petition and certificate dated 16 December 1834, a certificate of the convict’s good character signed by 27 people, masters and neighbours, a gaoler’s report stating ‘character good’ and the petition was presented by Mr Labouchere, MP. Grounds for clemency: previous good character - honest, industrious and sober as certified by his previous employer, has a wife and 5 young children who are now dependent on the parish who convict supported without parochial relief, they are a large family who by his own industry trained them to be virtuous and honest who are now in distress. Convict’s father asks for a shortening of the duration of the punishment so he can return to England. Initial sentence: Commuted to transportation for life, held on board Captivity hulk, Devonport, Devon and now in Van Diemen’s Land. Annotated: Nil. GP 13

Convict Changes History

David Patten on 12th May, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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