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Charles Underwood

Charles Underwood, one of 200 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 20 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Underwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Plaisterer
Date of Death: 9th May, 1868
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 20th May, 1829
Arrival date: 27th August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 68
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 20th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Ship: Norfolk - 1829
Name; Charles Underwood. Age; 26 [1803]
Read or write. Married - 2 children
Native County; Braxton
Trade; Plumber, Plaister and Glazier
Offence; Highway Robbery
Trial; Surry - 2 March 1829 - 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 3 in
Complexion; Dark Freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Grey
Assigned; James Pye, Eastern Creek
Date of Certificate; None noted
Additional Remarks; Has 2 uncles and a brother in this colony

D Wong on 20th December, 2020 wrote:

9/5/1868: Charles Underwood died, aged 56, and was buried at the Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, Harristown, Queensland.

Mary/also known as Marie died in 1888 and was buried with Charles.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 20th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th May, 1868 (prev. 0000)

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