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Charles Bulpitt (c. 1806–1854)

Charles Bulpit (c.1806-1845), an agricultural labourer, and his brother John, were found guilty on 18 December 1830 at Southampton Special Gaol Delivery, Hampshire, England, of machine breaking. Sentenced to life transportation they arrived at Sydney aboard the Eleanor in June 1823. Charles was described as being 25 years old. He could read and write, was a Protestant, was married, and had no previous offences. His height was given as 5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cms) and he was described as having a sallow, freckled complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.

Charles Bulpit was assigned to H. C. Semphill at Scone.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Bulpit, Charles
  • Belpitt, Charles
  • Belpit, Charles

c. 1806
Cliddesden, Hampshire, England


1854 (aged ~ 48)
Scone, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: machine breaking
Sentence: life
Court: Hampshire
Trial Date: 18 December 1830


Occupation: farm labourer
Married: Yes


Children: Yes (3)