Charles Bessell 1a

Birth Name Bessell, Charles 1b 2a 3a 4a 5a 5b 4b 6 6 7 8a 9 10a 11a 12 12 13a 13b 14a 10b
Gender male
Age at Death about 66 years, 7 months, 4 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1806 Baptist Mills, Gloucestershire, England   2b 8b 9 10c 13c
Baptism 1807-02-01 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England   6 6 13d 13e
Occupation 1826-07-00 England Shoemaker. Height 5' 2". 10d
Conviction 1826-08-03 Gloucestershire, England Death sentence handed down at Gloucester Assizes for stealing 2 dozen bottles of (red and white) wine. Death commuted to transportation for life. 15a 14b 10e
Residence 1826-08-31 Woolwich, Kent, England "Justicia", prison hulk on Thames. Transferred in from Gloucester Assizes. Transferred out on 29 Sep 1826. 8c 9
Departure 1826-10-16 London, Middlesex, England Convict aboard the "Andromeda" 15b 11b
Arrival 1827-02-23 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia The Andromeda was a convict transport ship of 383 tons which was built at Sunderland. She made one voyage to Van Diemen's Land, departing London on 14 October 1826 and arriving at Hobart Town on 23 February 1827, 132 days later. 15c 4c 11c
Punishment 1828-03-25 Tasmania, Australia 25 lashes 15d
Punishment 1828-08-29 Tasmania, Australia 25 lashes 15e
Punishment 1831-02-14 Tasmania, Australia 50 lashes 15f
Punishment 1832 Tasmania, Australia 100 lashes 15g
Arrival 1832-12-13 Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia Transported  
Residence 1833-01-10 Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer, Irons for one Month. 15h
Punishment 1834-05-13 Tasmania, Australia 2 months hard labor for assaulting Mary Ann Bromley plus other offences. 15i
Residence 1839-08-17 Green Ponds, Tasmania, Australia Absconded. 2 pound reward offered. 16a
Residence 1842-07-25 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia In court for having been drunk. 17a
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 1845-07-08 Tasmania, Australia   15j 18a
Residence 1846-03-00 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia George Town Road in what would become Newnham. His brother George (and George's family) would move to the area when sponsored to Launceston by Charles in 1854. 16b 17b
Property 1849-12-14 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Purchase of "Lot 9" property on George Town Rd in what is now Newnham for £145. 17c
Occupation 1853-06-23 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia NEW POUND.-A new pound, of which Mr. Charles Bessell has been appointed keeper, has been established at Pinkie Burn, in the parish of Aford, police district of Launceston. The pound lately kept by Mr. Thomas Wakeham, has been discontinued. 18b
Residence 1854-02-24 Newnham, Tasmania, Australia   5c
Residence 1854-03-12 Newnham, Tasmania, Australia Note: unfixable transcription error in Ancestry record has residence as New Town, near Hobart. Actual document shows Newnham. 5d
Death 1872-08-05 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Phthisis (tuberculosis). https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-41$init=RGD35-1-41p20 2c
Burial 1872-08-07 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Jefferis Bessell17781826-08-00
Mother Elizabeth Martinabout 17771852-09-00
    Sister     Hester Bessell 1799-04-07 1861-01-12
    Brother     Thomas Bessell 1806 1834-03-10
         Charles Bessell about 1806 1872-08-05
    Brother     John Martin Bessell 1809 1876-12-00
    Sister     Mary Bessell about 1812-05-00 before 1901
    Brother     Edmund Bessell 1814 1876-02-06
    Brother     George Bessell 1817-05-09 1903-01-04
    Brother     Henry Bessell 1819-03-07 1819-08-17
    Sister     Sarah Bessell about 1823

Families

Family of Charles Bessell and Ann Johnson

Married Wife Ann Johnson ( * 1822-04-23 + 1858-01-30 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1844-02-14 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia   1c
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
John George Bessell1844-06-221933-08-21
Bessell1846-12-131846-12-13
Elizabeth Bessell1848-02-251848-04-27
Mary Ann Bessell1849-12-281850-03-19
Bessell1851-06-20
Sarah Ann Bessell1852-07-211852-12-16
Kate Ann Bessell1854-04-021942-11-26

Family of Charles Bessell and Jane Alice Johnson

Unknown Partner Jane Alice Johnson ( * + ... )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Joseph Bessell1859-02-211860-04-23
Alice Bessell1861-07-11
Robert Bessell1864-12-22
Annie Flora Bessell1867-03-101887-06-14

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1844
        Marriage place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausmarrindex&h=374750&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1844
        Marriage place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausmarrindex&h=210648&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1844
        Marriage place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausmarrindex&h=374750&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

  2. Ancestry.com: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1807
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1872
        Death place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5415557&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1807
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1872
        Death place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5415557&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1807
        Birth place:
        Death date: 1872
        Death place: Launceston, Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausdeathindex&h=5415557&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

  3. Ancestry.com: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
      • Source text:

        Residence date:
        Residence place: Van Dieman's Land
        Departure date: 10 Oct 1826
        Departure place: </line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ausconvictothers&h=46663&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

  4. Ancestry.com: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
      • Source text:

        Residence date:
        Residence place: Australia
        Arrival date: 1827
        Arrival place: Tasmania</line><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ho10musters&h=314011&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Page: Class: HO 10; Piece: 48
      • Page: Class: HO 10; Piece: 48
  5. Ancestry.com: Tasmania, Australia, Immigrant Applications and Bounty Tickets, 1854-1887
      • Page: Register of applications for immigrants from Europe, of payments received and bounty tickets issues with some monthly and half yearly summaries; Film: SLTX/AO/MB/266; Series: CB7/30
      • Page: Register of applications for immigrants from Europe, of payments received and bounty tickets issues with some monthly and half yearly summaries; Film: SLTX/AO/MB/266; Series: CB7/30
      • Page: Register of applications for immigrants from Europe, of payments received and bounty tickets issues with some monthly and half yearly summaries; Film: SLTX/AO/MB/266; Series: CB7/30
      • Page: Register of applications for immigrants from Europe, of payments received and bounty tickets issues with some monthly and half yearly summaries; Film: SLTX/AO/MB/266; Series: CB7/30
  6. Ancestry.com: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  7. Ancestry.com: Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899
  8. Ancestry.com: UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849
      • Page: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 4
      • Page: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 4
      • Page: Home Office: Convict Prison Hulks: Registers and Letter Books; Class: HO9; Piece: 4
  9. Ancestry.com: Web: Gloucestershire, England, Gaol Registers, 1815-1879
  10. Ancestry.com: Gloucestershire, England, Prison Records, 1728-1914
      • Page: Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; Gloucestershire Prison Collections; Reference: Q/SG2/1815-1840
      • Page: Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; Reference: Q/Gc/5/3
      • Page: Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; Gloucestershire Prison Collections; Reference: Q/SG2/1815-1840
      • Page: Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; Reference: Q/Gc/5/3
      • Page: Gloucestershire Archives; Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England; Reference: Q/Gc/5/3
  11. Ancestry.com: Web: Australia, Convict Records Index, 1787-1867
      • Page: State Library of Queensland; South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 101 (52)
      • Page: State Library of Queensland; South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 101 (52)
      • Page: State Library of Queensland; South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 101 (52)
  12. Ancestry.com: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
  13. Ancestry.com: Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      • Page: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: P/St P&J/R/2/1
      • Page: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Bishop Transcripts of Parish Registers; Reference: EP/V/4/42
      • Page: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: P/St P&J/R/2/1
      • Page: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: P/St P&J/R/2/1
      • Page: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Bishop Transcripts of Parish Registers; Reference: EP/V/4/42
  14. Ancestry.com: England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892
      • Page: Class: HO 27; Piece: 31; Page: 197
      • Page: Class: HO 27; Piece: 31; Page: 197
  15. Archives Office of Tasmania
      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
      • Source text:

        936 Bessell Chas
        Andromeda Feb 1827
        Gloster azz: Aug 3. 1826 = Life
        L.S. Feb 12 1828 L. W. Gle?dow Esq/ Disobedience of orders and neglect of duty - Ret? to the service of Governor. L worked 2 months in
        G. Gang (p. a. m) March 25 1828 Chain Gang / neglect of Duty 25 Lashes susle? (p. a. m.) Aug 29 1828 PW/Neglect
        of Duty and Insolence to his overseer 25 lashes (p. a. m.) Dec 15 1829 PN./Neglect of duty in allowing the Good
        Bullocks which he had charge of to trespass on W. James Hockle's wheat - Rep? (M. L. S) Feb 14 1831 Reid / Leaving his
        station without leave and gross insolence to his master on the 12th inst: 50 lashes (MLS). Aug 12th 1831 Reid/ Improper conduct ??
        carrying on an intercourse with Mr Claibourne's Female Servants also endeavoring to create dissatisfaction in the mind of ??
        servant at Ashwell to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for the space of 4 months and discharged from his master's service (MLS)
        Samy St. ?? 1832 Chain Gang / Neglect of duty and insubordinate Conduct, 100 lashes / S Welsh ?W. Kevinworthy / March ??
        P.W. / Committed for trial for felony stealing taking and carrying away a certain quantity of apples the property of ??
        Government / J. Welsh / Jan 10, 1833 Absent from his work without leave and Insolence to his Overseer
        labor in Irons one moth / Port Arthur / March 19 1833 Daniel Refusing to attend divine service on Sunday ??
        Case Dismissed / W J P / May 13 1834 Daniel Disorderly conduct and assaulted Mary Ann Bromley his fellow Servant, Impert???
        hard Labor 2 Months. "Same date / Making use of Indecent and abusive Language while confined in the Watch House, ??
        Month ??? hard labor are added to his former sentence and to be Re?? To Gov.?? / J Gordon and P Murdoch / SVP 135</line><line /><line>Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845</line><line /><line>[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]</line><line /><line>???
        Gaol Report "very worst
        of character
        ?? Report Orderly
        ?? this ?? Bes Jury"
        ?? in ??? these ???
        ??? charged ?? ???
        ?? a Good House in the
        ???</line><line /><line />

      • Citation:

        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

  16. Hobart Courier
      • Date: 1839-01-23
      • Page: 1839 'THE GAZETTE.', The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen’s Land Gazette (Tas. : 1839 - 1840), 23 August, p. 1
      • Source text:

        MEN-REWARD £2.</line><line /><line>From Green Ponds' Station, on the 17th instant-936 Charles Bessell, per Andromeda

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8747366

      • Date: 1849-11-28
      • Page: 1849 'Classified Advertising.', The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859), 28 November, p. 1
      • Source text:

        Lot 9.-About 14 acres of land of first-rate quality, on the west side of the George Town road, opposite lot 8, and adjoining the property of John Camelon, Esq., on which is erected a weather-boarded cottage, at present let to Charles Bessell, at £l per acre, for 7 years, from March, 1846.

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2964289

      • Citation:

        Charles Bessell is living in Newnham. He sponsored his brother George's family from England; the latter who moved to Newnham also.

  17. Launceston Examiner
      • Date: 30 July 1842
      • Page: 1842 'POLICE REPORT.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 30 July, p. 5 Edition: MORNING
      • Source text:

        Charles Bessell, assigned servant, admonished for having been drunk,

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36249414

      • Date: 1849-12-15
      • Page: 1849 'ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 15 December, p. 5 Edition: AFTERNOON
      • Source text:

        SALE OF PROPERTY.-Several valuable estates, late the property of G. Allan, Esq,, were brought to the hammer by Messrs. Underwood and Eddie, on Friday. [...] lot 9, 14 acres, purchased by Mr. C. Bessell for £145 ; lot 10, about 17 acres, pur chased by J. Cameron, Esq., for £145 : [...]

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36259162

      • Date: 1849-12-15
      • Page: 1849 'ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 15 December, p. 5 Edition: AFTERNOON
      • Source text:

        SALE OF PROPERTY.-Several valuable estates, late the property of G. Allan, Esq,, were brought to the hammer by Messrs. Underwood and Eddie, on Friday. [...] lot 9, 14 acres, purchased by Mr. C. Bessell for £145 ; lot 10, about 17 acres, pur chased by J. Cameron, Esq., for £145 : [...]

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36259162

  18. Colonial Times (Hobart)
      • Date: 7 July 1846
      • Page: 1846 'THE GAZETTE.', Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), 7 July, p. 2
      • Source text:

        THE GAZETTE.</line><line /><line>GOVERNMENT NOTICE.</line><line /><line>Colonial Secretary's Office, June 29, 1846.</line><line /><line>The Lieutenant-Governor, having received in- structions from Her Majesty's Secretary ol State for the Colonies, signifying Her Majesty's ap- proval of Pardons being granted to the under- mentioned Convicts, upon condition of their re- maining in the Island of Van Dicmen's Land, or &gt;somo one of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies,</line><line /><line>His Excellency has directed their names to be, published for general information ; these persons not having committed any offences since they were recommended to the Queen's mercy which would disentitle them to the indulgence ap- proved of:
        [...]
        Charles Bessell, Andromeda
        [...]
        By His Excellency's Command,</line><line /><line>J. E. BICHENO.

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8758919

      • Citation:

        Recommendation for conditional pardon was made one year before this newspaper announcement.

      • Date: 1853-06-23
      • Page: 1853 'Local Intelligence.', Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas. : 1828 - 1857), 23 June, p. 3
      • Source text:

        NEW POUND.-A new pound, of which Mr. Charles Bessell has been appointed keeper, has been established at Pinkie Burn, in the parish of Aford, police district of Launceston. The pound lately kept by Mr. Thomas Wakeham, has been discontinued.

      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8773929