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Charles Heycox

Name variations Hickox, Hickoc

Charles Hickox occupation Carter was tried for housebreaking, on 7 April 1834 at Southampton Quarter Sessions Portsmouth and sentenced to 7 years transportation to the colonies of NSW. Charles is recorded to have had a previous conviction.

Charles arrived in Port Jackson on the Hooghly (4) on the 18th November 1834, he was aged 20 years old and he was able to read and write. Complexion: Ruddy, Hair: Brown: Eyes: Hazel 5 ft 31/2 inches tall and his nose was a little cocked, small scar to the ear, and scar inside left elbow, scar back of forefinger and thumb of left hand Source SR NSW ref 4/4019 Reel 90

From 1834 to 1837 I am unable to find where Charles was.

From 1837 to 1840 Charles was assigned to James Robert Macleay's Croobyar in Ulladulla NSW son of the Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay. Croobyar Established by Alexander Macleay in 1828, purchased by David Warden in 1849. Other spellings include Croobear. Aboriginal meaning: Place of Possums.

On the 11th February 1841 Charles was given his ticket of leave, and was to remain in the district of Broulee NSW Ticket of leave No 41/365. He appears on the Muster Roll of Ticket of Leave Men in 1841 as being in the employ of Mr Mcleay at "Crooboya” Ticket of Leave ref SR NSW 4/4148 Reel 939

Charles received his Certificate of Freedom on the 2nd June1841. No 41 Film 1009/ 687 SR NSW 4/ 4366

Charles appears on the 1859 Electoral Roll (Hickox), he also appears on the petition for a Post Office at Milton NSW.

Submitted by : Kerrie Metcalfe, Member WFHG, 13 Apr 2008

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