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Charles Watson, one of 158 convicts transported on the Asia, 25 July 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||11th November, 1849
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
25th July, 1827
30th November, 1827
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 157 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 236
||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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Anonymous on 3rd February, 2012 wrote:
Charles Watson was my 3 x Great Grandfather. At his arrest he was described as the Manager of a Steam Engine and a Draftsman. He is credited with overseeing the construction by convict labour, of 5 of the first 7 Lighthouses in Tasmania. Namely at Deal Island, Swan Island, Goose Island, Low Head and Bruny Island. He is mentioned in the book "From Dusk Till Dawn" about Lighthouses in Tasmania.
Pamela Hallett on 22nd December, 2012 wrote:
Charles Watson was placed in charge of convict gangs which were responsible for building 5 of the first 7 lighthouses in Tasmania. They were the Lighthouses on Deal Island, Swan Island, Goose Island, Cape Bruny and Low Head. He was granted a conditional pardon after serving 7 years, but it was never made unconditional and he died a sick and broken man and was buried in the convict section of the Launceston Hospital cemetery.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 3rd February, 2012 made the following changes:
Pamela Hallett on 22nd December, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1797, date of death 11th November, 1849