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Charles Woodman, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||29th December, 1813
|Date of Death:
||2nd March, 1846
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 267 (134)
||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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Peter Woodman on 6th April, 2019 wrote:
Nov 23rd 1835 Gross misconduct in seducing his master’s daughter who has borne a child to the prisoner. Recommend to be sent to Port Arthur during pleasure Lieut. Govnr.
Mar 19th 1838 Neglect of duty on his post as watchman
July 1 1839 Neglect of duty as watchman 3 days soly conft
Recommend to the Queen for a pardon No 467 7 Feb 1844 Appd March 1845
Supm Court Hobart 2nd March 1846 Cutting & wounding Elizh Jones with intent to kill & murder. Executed in Hobart.
Dianne Jones on 16th April, 2021 wrote:
FOOTNOTE: Charles Woodman had petitioned, unsuccessfully against his sentence of transportation. Below is a summary record of his petition from the National Archives:
“HO 17/17/35 ... Prisoner name: Charles Woodman.
Prisoner age: 18.
Court and date of trial: Buckinghamshire Summer Assizes, 1831.
Crime: Wounding with intent to murder his sister-in-law at Temple Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Initial sentence: Death recorded and commuted to transportation for life.
Gaoler’s report: ‘Character good’.
Petitioner(s): William Woodman junior (convict’s brother, a printer).
Grounds for clemency: Not fully recovered from typhus fever; previous good character; high family standing in the county.
Additional Information: He has ten siblings, all living.
Date: 1831 Aug 17.” (see https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C12771246).
Convict Changes History
Peter Woodman on 6th April, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 29th December, 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd March, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime