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Details for the convict Charles Ancote (1841)

Convict Name:Charles Ancote
Trial Place:Stafford Assizes
Trial Date:10 March 1840
Arrival Details
Ship:Lady Raffles
Arrival Year:1841
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Charles Aucote( commonly misspelt) b circa 1815 in Seckington, Warwickshire was convicted at Warwick Assizes on 10 March 1840. He was originally given the death penalty but it was transmuted to transportation for life for attempted murder of a gamekeeper whilst out poaching on the estate of Greville Howard at Elford near Tamworth. There were 7 poachers, 3 levelled their guns and deliberately fired at the gamekeepers 2 of whom were seriously injured. Two of the other poachers,William Holmes and James Hindes, were also arrested,all were known to have bad characters.Charles was sent to a hulk ship at Chatham before transportation on the "Lady Raffles" to Tasmania He appears some years later to have earned himself a short "Ticket of Leave
Submitted by Researcher (rosamund aucote) on 18 October 2015

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/12, p.254

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