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Charles Smith (1799–1845)

Charles Smith was sentenced to 14 years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1819 aboard the Baring. In 1823 he was sent on to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Minerva to serve out his sentence. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 7 inches (170 cms) tall, with dark brown hair and eyes. In 1823 he was assigned to Robert Lathrop Murray.

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  • funeral, Bell's Life in Sydney, 25 January 1845, p 3

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Life Summary [details]


Market Drayton, Shropshire, England


18 January, 1845 (aged ~ 46)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years