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Charles Tompson (c. 1784–1871)

Charles Tompson, a labourer, was sentenced to 7 years transportation at Warwick, England, on 23 March 1802. He arrived in Sydney in May 1804 aboard the Coromandel. On 8 June 1806 he married Elizabeth Boggis at Sydney. By August he was working in the Clerk Commissarys Office. By 1810 he was working as a shopkeeper 'of Bell Row'. In 1811 he held a spirit licence. In 1814 he was described as a merchant. His 50 acre grant of land at Evans was cancelled in 1816 'on account of seditious conduct'. Following his wife's death in 1822 he married Jane Armytage on 25 September 1822. He appears in records as the master of approximately 20 assigned convicts in 1828. He died on 10 January 1871 at Surry Hills, Sydney; his age was given as 87 and his occupation as gentleman. According to his death certificate he had six male and five female children living; one male and 2 female children were deceased.

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  • Thompson, Charles

c. 1784


10 January, 1871 (aged ~ 87)
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years