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Charles Williams

Charles Williams, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Palmira [Palmyra], 04 March 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Williams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1903
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Dorset, Dorchester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Palmyra
Departure date: 4th March, 1846
Arrival date: 22nd August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 310 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 35 (19)
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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Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Abt.1818. Birth. Marshall, Dorset, England. 
Various documents state Charles’ age in a particular year, indicating birth year around 1818.
Sources for birth.
Dorset, England, Dorchester Prison Admission and Discharge Registers, 1782-1901 for Charles Williams
Prisoner Register 1843-1847
Reference NumberNG PR1 D2 4
Provided in association with Dorset History Centre

Class: HO 27; Piece: 78; Page: 197
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Source Information
Title
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

7 June 1818. Baptism. Sturminster-Marshall, Dorset, England.
Source for baptism.
Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

26 August 1838. Marriage to Dinah Maria Hunt
(1813–1844).
Source for marriage.
Dorset, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 for Charles Williams
Sturminster Marshall 1813-1921
Provided in association with Dorset History Centre

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

15 Dec 1838. Sentenced to 3 months hard labour for leaving the service of his employer.
Source.
Dorset, England, Dorchester Prison Admission and Discharge Registers, 1782-1901 for Charles Williams
Prisoner Register 1838-1844
Provided in association with Dorset History Centre

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

6 January 1846. Convicted and sentenced at the Dorset County Sessions. 10 years transportation for sheep stealing.

Source.
Detail
Class: HO 27; Piece: 78; Page: 197
Source Information
Title
England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

8 March 1846. Departed from Woolwich on convict ship Palmyra (Lady Palmyra).

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

23 August 1846. Arrived in Hobart, VDL.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Details for the ship Palmyra (1846)
Ship Name: Palmyra
Rig Type: Bk.
Built: Calcutta
Build Year: 1820
Size (tons): 602
Voyage Details
Master: Daniel W. Stephens
Surgeon: David Geddes
Sailed: 8 March 1846
From: Woolwich
Arrived: 22 August 1846
Port: VDL
Route:
Days Travel: 167
Convicts Landed: 292 males & 0 female convicts
Notes: HO 11/15 records the ship name as Lady Palmira

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Sources for departure, arrival and ship.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~austashs/convicts/conships_p.htm

http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/shipDetails.php?shipId=864

http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/1839Palmyra.htm

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Sources for Convict record.

Detail
Class: HO 11; Piece: 15
Source Information
Title
Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Author
Ancestry.com

Detail
Class: HO 10; Piece: 39
Source Information
Title
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

10 July 1856. Marriage to Mary Anne Johnson
(1843–1915). Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

Source. Ancestry.com. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

30 Aug 1903. Death. Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.

Sources for death.
Ancestry.com. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

August 1903. Burial. Dubbo ,NSW, Australia.

Source.
Detail
Compiler: Dubbo and District Family History Society; Collection Title: Dubbo and District Cemeteries, Vol. 5; Reference: Dubbo Cemetery
Source Information
Title
Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
Author
Ancestry.com

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Charles Williams
Tasmanian Archives

Charles Williams was sent to Tasmania for sheep stealing for 10 years. He came out to Tasmania on the ship Lady Palmira 1846. He worked at Swanport with the Cottons (27 Jan 1848), at Avoca (5 Aug 1948) and at Pipers River with R Bostock (1 Apr 1849) also With Keith King and Cartledge.

rmbg122 originally shared this on Ancestry 20 Sep 2013

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Convict ship Palmyra.

Sources:
ancestry.com.au, Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1791-1868, NA UK reference HO11/15, Palmyra pp15-26.
Archives Office of Tasmania, Guide to Convict Records by Ship Reference.
Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships 1787-1868, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd 1985.
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p77.
Phillips, Margaret E., Australian Joint Copying Project, Handbook Part 7, Public Records Office Admiralty Records, National Library of Australia 1993, pp 75-77.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Convict ship Palmyra.

Sources:
ancestry.com.au, Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1791-1868, NA UK reference HO11/15, Palmyra pp15-26.
Archives Office of Tasmania, Guide to Convict Records by Ship Reference.
Bateson, Charles, The Convict Ships 1787-1868, Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd 1985.
Broxam, Graeme, Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania, 1843-1850, Roebuck, 1998, p77.
Phillips, Margaret E., Australian Joint Copying Project, Handbook Part 7, Public Records Office Admiralty Records, National Library of Australia 1993, pp 75-77.

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 wrote:

Kelvedon property

Charles Williams worked for Francis Cotton (1801-1883) a Quaker and Settler from 27/1/1847- for six months. The property was called Kelvedon. Fine fleeces were exported to London. Wheat and meat were also produced at the property.

rmbg122 originally shared this on Ancestry. 09 Dec 2015

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Ron Garbutt on 30th January, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

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