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Charles Beasley (1776–1837)

Charles Beasley was sentenced to life transportation for violent theft and highway robbery. He arrived in Sydney in 1798 aboard the Barwell. His occupation was given as stocking weaver. By 1806 Charles had obtained a ticket-of-leave and in 1811 was conditionally pardoned. In 1809 he held 80 acres of land at Toongabbie. He later worked as a publican, dealer and farmer.

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Alternative Names
  • Peazley, Charles
  • Bazeley, Charles

Leicestershire, England


30 November, 1837 (aged ~ 61)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life