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Charles Woodman

Charles Woodman, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Woodman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th December, 1813
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 2nd March, 1846
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Bucks. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 267 (134)
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

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’.

Annotated: ‘Nil’.

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

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