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Charles Young, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 03 July 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
3rd July, 1833
3rd November, 1833
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 299 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 160
||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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Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2019 wrote:
Convicted for Poaching. There is a petition for clemency for another person, George Smart, alias George Smith, who was also convicted with Charles Young, which gives some details of the case.
National Archives – Petition record - HO 17/4/10 - Date -1833 Mar 1 – 1833 Apr 30.
6 individual petitions (all from George R Testing, Curate of Maiden Bradley Mere, Wiltshire) and 1 collective petition (2 churchwardens and the gamekeeper to the Duke of Somerset) on behalf of George Smart (alias George Smith) convicted with Charles Young at the Wiltshire [Lent] Assizes at Salisbury in March 1833 for poaching and assault on gamekeeper William Hill. Gaoler’s report; character not known. Grounds for clemency: previous good character; never associated with poaching in the past; curate willing to re-employ him; convicted on suspect evidence - identified by one uncorroborated witness, Philip Barber when other witnesses claimed Smart at home; suggestion that culprit is Isaiah Snook who has similar build and wears similar clothes. Initial sentence: 14 years transportation. Annotated: magistrate John Ravenhill submits his report on the case, he thinks the witness is mistaken and the prisoner worthy of mercy; ordered to penitentiary 27 March 1833. AS 10.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 12th November, 2019 made the following changes: