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Charles Granger (c. 1758–?)

Charles Granger (c.1758- ), a breech maker, was found guilty on 20 December 1786 at Plymouth, Devon, of stealing a quilt and two sheets. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Friendship in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

Granger worked with the timber carriage at Port Jackson and was granted 30 acres at Mulgrave Place in November 1794. By mid 1800 he owned 9 hogs and had 14 acres sown in wheat; he was off stores and lived alone. Two years later he worked in partnership with John Goldsmith. The two men were still farming 30 acres in 1806; one woman and four children lived with them; everyone was 'off stores'. His six acres at Wilberforce were put up for auction in December 1811. No further information has been found for Granger.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 147

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Alternative Names
  • Grainger, Charles

c. 1758
Devon, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years