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Charlotte Webster

Charlotte Webster, one of 173 convicts transported on the John Renwick, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charlotte Webster
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Nursery housemaid
Date of Death: 18th September, 1896
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Somerset. Bath Quarter Session
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: John Renwick
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 27th August, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 263 (133)
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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D Wong on 1st September, 2019 wrote:

2/11/1837 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
Charlotte Webster, aged 17, and Elizabeth Webster, aged 19, neither of whom could read or write, ere charged with stealing from Edward Hodges, a silver watch, his property.
Mr. Marshman appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Stone for the prisoner Elizabeth Webster.  The prosecutor deposed that he was walking in Westgate-street, on the 4th of Oct. Last, when the prisoners came up and asked him to give them a glass of beer ; he accordingly went with them into Westgate house, and gave them some ; while there one of the prisoners (Charlotte Webster) took his watch from his pocket, and ran off with it, closing the door after her, the other prisoner accompanying her.  When he got into the street, he missed them and it was not until the Friday following they were apprehended.
Mr. Stone contended that, in the evidence produced, Elizabeth Webster was not in any way concerned in the robbery.
The jury, after a deliberation about 15 minutes, found Charlotte’ Webster guilty, and Elizabeth Webster not guilty—sentence deferred.

Charlotte Webster was listed as 19 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Bath.

Charlotte could read, was protestant, single, 5’2½” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, lost a front upper tooth, scar over right eyebrow, pockpit on left cheek near the mouth, GG? outside upper right arm, small burnt mark on back of left wrist.

1843: Married William Chapman (Susan 1839) at St Andrew’s Scots Church, Sydney., they had 7?? children.

28/11/1848: COF - Wife of William Chapman, per “Susan” [1834], fbs (as stated on her CF)

1896: Charlotte died in the District of Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Binks on 22nd March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 18th September, 1896 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 1st September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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