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Charles Willis

Charles Willis, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Willis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 322
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

D Wong on 16th December, 2013 wrote:

Charles Willis was found guilty of Highway Robbery, stealing a watch and 21 sovereigns from George Wilkinson.

Charles said he was drunk, his wife Mary was advanced in pregnancy and he had 2 small children at Tottenham.

22/4/1845: TOL

12/8/1851: Launceston to Melbourne per “City of Melbourne” - CP - Transported on the Henry Porcher.  The ship to the colony was Anastasia, so perhaps he had made other trips to Port Phillip.

26/3/1853: TOL Revoked, so still in Tasmania.

There is a Charles Willis on the Tasmanian Convicts records, B1810 Essex and Died 1865 Hobart.  No proof this is him.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th December, 2013 made the following changes:

gender, occupation, crime

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