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Charles Trinder

Charles Trinder, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 16 July 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Trinder
Aliases: Trender, Trinner
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Carter
Date of Death: 4th June, 1859
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Kent Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 16th July, 1828
Arrival date: 9th November, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Conduct Record Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office CON31-1-42 Image 144 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 445 (224)
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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Karlena Nagle on 8th October, 2016 wrote:

Charles was a Carter on his convict records but by the time of his marriage he was a Stone Mason.

D Wong on 9th October, 2016 wrote:

Charles Trinder was listed as 21 years old on arrival, he was transported for ‘Stealing 12 tame rabbits from a shed.

Charles was born in Portsmouth - dates of 1805, 1807 and 1809 found.
He was 5’5 3/4” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes, feint crucifix inside rt arm WT BT AT JT CT above elbow joint left arm 7 spots between finger & thumb left hand, single.

Father and Mother at Chorley near Berkshire,
Wm. Trinder a {Farmer} - “I lived last with Jas Davis & Wm (Dean Coal proprietors Oxford Street”.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. S. Lord
1832 Muster: In Gaol
1833 Muster: In Gaol

1834: COF

6/3/1837: Married Ellen Connolly/Conway (B1815 - Oct., 1897 Launceston) - they had at least 5 children.

4/6/1859: Charles died - accidental death.

8/6/1859 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
About seven o’clock on Saturday morning last, the men employed in raising the girders for the roof of the new Mechanics’ Institute were loosing the tackling from a girder which had been lifted to its place on the previous evening, for the purpose of raising another. Charles Trender, a stonemason, and a very efficient active man at such work, was standing on the girder, loosing and handing down the tackling with the blocks to the Foreman, when, unfortunately, one of the carpenters shifted the foot of the girder next St John-street with a crowbar. It had been rested on a beam of wood, which was very wet with the heavy night dew, and this caused the girder to slip round, until it got off its support on both walls, and only rested in an angular portion on the beam, where it had originally been placed. The men had not got to their stations at the windlass in Cameron-street, and the guy-rope attached from the girder to it slacked, allowing the girder to cant over and
fall with poor Trinder on it to the first floor, a distance of 26 feet. The unfortunate man saw his danger, and screamed out to his fellow-workmen to hold on by the girder ; but the damage was done, and nothing could avert the consequences. The immense girder, formed of strong beams, fell with a tremendous crash, breaking one of the beams in two as if it had been a mere sapling. Poor Trinder’s head
struck against a rafter, and that injury alone would no doubt have caused instant death,— but, in addition to that, the front bones of his chest and his ribs were crushed in such a manner as must have caused almost instant death The Foreman, who was standing under the glider taking the tackling from Trinder at the time it swayed round, had a most miraculous escape, for it was impossible for him to know under the circumstances which way to run for safety.

Immediately after the accident the Foreman ran to Dr. Maddox’s, and found that gentleman ready to step into his gig, to go down the river, so that in five or six minutes after the accident occurred he was beside the injured man, but prompt as he was in his attendance, before he reached the spot poor Trinder had expired. All Dr. Maddox could do was to as certain the nature of the injuries which had been the immediate cause of death, and direct that the deceased might be laid out where he was to await the coroner’s inquest. The corpse of the healthy robust man who had cheerfully
commenced his work about half-an-hour before was then covered over, and the ladders which gave access to the first floor where he lay were taken down, to prevent any person from visiting the place until the coroner and jury should see it, just as it appeared immediately after the accident.

The wife and several of the children of deceased heard but too soon of what had occurred, and lingered long about tbe building, looking up with weeping eyes to the spot where they were told the dead man lay.

At the Inquest - The jury then recorded a verdict of “Accidental Death.”

Convict Changes History

Karlena Nagle on 8th October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Convict Conduct Record Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office CON31-1-42 Image 144 Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 445 (224) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 8

D Wong on 9th October, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Trender, alias2: Trinner, date of death: 4th June, 1859 (prev. 0000)

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