Charles Bessell 1a 1b

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

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1806 Baptist Mills, Gloucestershire, England  
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Baptism 1807-02-01 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England  
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Occupation 1826-07-00 England Shoemakers boy
 
Conviction 1826-08-03 Gloucestershire, England Life sentence handed down at Gloucester Assizes for stealing bottles of wine. "Burglary once in Custody three or four Days charged with getting into a Gentl House in the day time." http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/c31a31011284.
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Residence 1826-08-31 Woolwich, Kent, England "Justicia", prison hulk on Thames. Transferred in from Gloucester Assizes. Transferred out on 29 Sep 1826.
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Departure 1826-10-16 London, Middlesex, England Convict aboard the "Andromeda"
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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.
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Punishment 1828-03-25 Tasmania, Australia 25 lashes
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Punishment 1828-08-29 Tasmania, Australia 25 lashes
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Punishment 1831-02-14 Tasmania, Australia 50 lashes
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Punishment 1832 Tasmania, Australia 100 lashes
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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.
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Punishment 1834-05-13 Tasmania, Australia 2 months hard labor for assaulting Mary Ann Bromley plus other offences.
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Residence 1839-08-17 Green Ponds, Tasmania, Australia Absconded. 2 pound reward offered.
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Residence 1842-07-25 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia In court for having been drunk.
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Recommended for Conditional Pardon 1845-07-08 Tasmania, Australia  
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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.
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Property 1849-12-14 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Purchase of "Lot 9" property on George Town Rd in what is now Newnham for £145.
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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.
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Residence 1854-02-24 Newnham, Tasmania, Australia  
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Residence 1854-03-12 New Town, Tasmania, Australia  
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Death 1872-08-05 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia  
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Burial 1872-08-07 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Jefferis Bessell
Mother Elizabeth Martin
    Sister     Hester Bessell
    Brother     Thomas Bessell
         Charles Bessell
    Brother     John Martin Bessell
    Sister     Mary Bessell
    Brother     Edmund Bessell
    Brother     George Bessell
    Brother     Henry Bessell
    Sister     Sarah Bessell

Families

    Family of Charles Bessell and Jane Alice Johnson
Unknown Partner Jane Alice Johnson
  Children
  1. Joseph Bessell
  2. Alice Bessell
  3. Robert Bessell
  4. Annie Flora Bessell
    Family of Charles Bessell and Ann Johnson
Married Wife Ann Johnson
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1844-02-14 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia  
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  Children
  1. John George Bessell
  2. Bessell
  3. Elizabeth Bessell
  4. Mary Ann Bessell
  5. Bessell
  6. Sarah Ann Bessell
  7. Kate Ann Bessell

Pedigree

  1. Jefferis Bessell
    1. Elizabeth Martin
      1. Hester Bessell
      2. Thomas Bessell
      3. Charles Bessell
        1. Jane Alice Johnson
          1. Joseph Bessell
          2. Alice Bessell
          3. Robert Bessell
          4. Annie Flora Bessell
        2. Ann Johnson
          1. John George Bessell
          2. Bessell
          3. Elizabeth Bessell
          4. Mary Ann Bessell
          5. Bessell
          6. Sarah Ann Bessell
          7. Kate Ann Bessell
      4. John Martin Bessell
      5. Mary Bessell
      6. Edmund Bessell
      7. George Bessell
      8. Henry Bessell
      9. Sarah Bessell

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969

      • Page: Cited in the family tree "Harris/Bessell/Baker/Moody Family Tree" created by "ivanmurray54"
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33258581/person/18439418473

      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969

  2. Ancestry.com: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=210648&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1844 Marriage place: Launceston, Tasmania

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=374750&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1844 Marriage place: Launceston, Tasmania

  3. Ancestry.com: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&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

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&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

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&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

  4. Ancestry.com: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausconvictothers&h=46663&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: Residence place: Van Dieman's Land Departure date: 10 Oct 1826 Departure place:

  5. Ancestry.com: New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ho10musters&h=314011&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: Residence place: Australia Arrival date: 1827 Arrival place: Tasmania

      • Page: Class: HO 10; Piece: 48
      • Page: Class: HO 10; Piece: 48
  6. 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
  7. Ancestry.com: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  8. Ancestry.com: Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899
  9. 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
  10. Ancestry.com: Web: Gloucestershire, England, Gaol Registers, 1815-1879
  11. 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; Gloucestershire Prison Collections; Reference: Q/SG2/1815-1840
  12. 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)
  13. Ancestry.com: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
  14. 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.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

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

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

      • 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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

      • Date: 1 Jan 1803 to 31 Dec 1843
      • Page: CONDUCT REGISTERS OF MALE CONVICTS ARRIVING IN THE PERIOD OF THE ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM.
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        http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/default.aspx?detail=1&type=I&id=CON31/1/1

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        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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

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

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

      • 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 135Recommended for a Conditional Pardon for the ??? 8 July 1845[Light colored ink written clockwise over record, very difficult to read.]??? Gaol Report "very worst of character ?? Report Orderly ?? this ?? Bes Jury" ?? in ??? these ??? ??? charged ?? ??? ?? a Good House in the ???

  15. 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
      • General:

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

      • Source text:

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

      • Date: 1849-11-28
      • Page: 1849 'Classified Advertising.', The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859), 28 November, p. 1
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2964289

      • General:

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

      • 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.

  16. Launceston Examiner
      • Date: 30 July 1842
      • Page: 1842 'POLICE REPORT.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 30 July, p. 5 Edition: MORNING
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36249414

      • Source text:

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

      • Date: 1849-12-15
      • Page: 1849 'ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 15 December, p. 5 Edition: AFTERNOON
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36259162

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        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 : [...]

      • Date: 1849-12-15
      • Page: 1849 'ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES.', Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899), 15 December, p. 5 Edition: AFTERNOON
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36259162

      • 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 : [...]

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

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

      • General:

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

      • Source text:

        THE GAZETTE.GOVERNMENT NOTICE.Colonial Secretary's Office, June 29, 1846.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 >somo one of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies,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,J. E. BICHENO.

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

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

      • 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.