CROWE Charles

Name Charles CROWE
Country Of Origin England
Born 1778
Died 1826
Birth/Baptism Bapt. 3 October 1778, St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
Parents William and Martha Crowe (formerly Roberts)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Trial 26 April 1821, Sessions of Peace & Gaol Delivery, Nottingham
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing £6 in silver coins
Arrival 30 April 1822, Hobart on the convict ship, Richmond
Police Number 455
Convict Assignment Public Works
Other Approx. 1806–1817: British Army, 15th Regiment of Foot, 1st Battalion.

1818: Royal Hospital Chelsea Register, England:
Complaint ‘old ulcered legs.’

Clock and watchmakers John Frampton and William Wilson also arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on the convict ship Richmond in April 1822.

May 1822: Charles Crowe and convict watchmaker Richard Waters installed the original clock at St David’s Church, Hobart. They left their mark by engraving on the brass striking barrel drum, ‘Fixed up by C. Crowe & R. Waters May 1822.’
St. David’s clock was relocated to Government House, Hobart, in 1843 and reinstalled by Francis Abbott.

Death March 1826, Hobart.
Burial: 13 March 1826, Hobart, recorded as a 54-year- old convict, but according to his baptism record, was probably closer to 48.
Trenton Firth to Graham Mulligan, Tasmania’s First Public Clock 2017; Hobart Town Clock 2018; Thwaites & Reed Historic Public Turret Clocks in Australia 2020.
TAHO: CON31/1/6, CON23/1/1 [Crew], CON13/1/2 [Crew], RGD34/1/1 no1165 Death 1826 [Crow].
Web: Ancestry: United Kingdom, British Army Muster Books & Pay Lists, 1812-13; Findmypast, Nottinghamshire Baptism Index, 1778 [Crow].