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Charles Sutton (1801–1855)

Charles Sutton, a butcher, was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1820 aboard the Dromedary. According to the ship's indent he was 5 feet 2½ inches (159.7 cms) tall, had light brown hair and grey eyes. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1823. He married Sarah Wright in 1827.

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London, Middlesex, England


8 January, 1855 (aged ~ 54)
Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years