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Charles Penson (1786–1828)

Died, yesterday, at his residence, in Castlereagh-street, Captain Penson, late of the Colonial Service, sincerely regretted by his numerous friends, who, with his disconsolate widow, and large family, truly deplore his loss.

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  • Penton, Charles

1 March, 1786
Teignmouth, Devon, England


20 March, 1828 (aged 42)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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