Charlotte A. YOUNG
Name Variations alias Charlotte A. SMITH, aka Charlotte Elizabeth, Elizabeth YOUNG
Father b. m. d.
Mother b. m. d.
Inmate Charlotte YOUNG b.c. 1858 m. (see below) d.
Relationship Name Age Height Hair Eyes Complexion Build Distinguishing features
Inmate Charlotte1 20 tall brown fresh good-looking; black dress & black hat trimmed with pink rose

Note: Differentiating between the two admissions named Charlotte YOUNG is ongoing. It is not certain that they were sisters with one using an assumed name. There is a separate biography for Charlotte YOUNG whose sister, was Sarah. It is now believed simply a coincidence that Charlotte A. YOUNG alias SMITH and Sarah and Charlotte YOUNG aka SMITH were admitted during the same month and that the three girls were unconnected. It is not thought that Elizabeth, the daughter of John and Elizabeth YOUNG whose birth was registered in 1860,2 gave herself the alias of Charlotte and kept it for the rest of her life.

Charlotte A. YOUNG was admitted to Newcastle from Penrith3 on 19 January 1870, two weeks after her possible sisters, Sarah and Charlotte YOUNG aka SMITH, were admitted. No parents were identified for her in the Entrance Book. Charlotte was almost always identified in the records of the Newcastle Industrial School as Charlotte A. and with the surname YOUNG alias SMITH.4 It is thought that Charlotte A. was the eldest of the two girls because she was discharged first. There has never been any identification found for her middle name and she was always referred to as Charlotte A. While it is possible that administrators were confused between the two girls who were the same age and who were admitted in the same month, it is not thought that this occurred. Details for Charlotte once appeared in the missing section of the Entrance Book so her age, trial location, family, religion and educational details are unavailable from this source.

Attempts were made by LUCAS as early as 28 November 1871 to find an apprenticeship for Charlotte A. He had arranged and received permission from the Colonial Secretary, to apprentice her to William FOURER, J.P., of Campbelltown, but as FOURER was unwilling to make any payment, another apprenticeship was arranged with A. SPROWL of Goulburn. Charlotte A. was to be apprenticed for three years and was to be paid two shillings a week for the first two years and three shillings a week during her final year.5 The April 1872 list, compiled by LUCAS from the Entrance Book, indicated that Charlotte had been discharged on 15 January 1872, to T. P. SPROUL, Goulburn.6 In his report on 22 January 1872, LUCAS confirmed her apprenticeship.7

It is believed that the Charlotte YOUNG who had been arrested in Penrith in 1876 for theft is the girl admitted as Charlotte A.8 even though this identification is based only on circumstantial evidence. The NSW Police Gazette in 1876 reporting on this theft, indicated that the suspect Charlotte YOUNG may have fled to either Penrith or Goulburn.9 These two locations identify the place of arrest and the place of apprenticeship of the girl admitted as Charlotte A. YOUNG.

Because this incident occurred with the surname YOUNG, it is believed more likely that this was the surname used by this admission. There are three marriages after 1900 that may be appropriate. The 191010 marriage in Rockdale to Albert HARRINGTON, the 190311 marriage to Robert F. Stanley in Forbes or the 190812 marriage to Leslie FOWLER in Wickham.


If the birth of the child Charlotte Ann YOUNG alias Charlotte Ann SMITH had been registered in NSW, because she had been arrested in the Penrith area and was about the same age as the other Charlotte YOUNG who had been born in 1858, the most likely registrations occur only as Charlotte SMITH. There are no birth registrations recorded with the name of YOUNG.

1855 in Sydney: Father: James; Mother: Catherine: V18554028 42B/1855
1856 in Sydney: Father: Richard E.; Mother: Mary A. V18561457 142A/1856
1858 in Campbelltown: Father: William; Mother: Catherine: 6114/1858
1860 in Sydney: Father: John; Mother: Phillis: 1587/1860 as Charlotte A. SMITH

The birth registered in 1855 (V18553064 31A/1855) to William B. and Eliza SMITH occurred in Melbourne so is considered extremely unlikely.

Where has She Gone?

Tracing possible marriages for Charlotte A. is ongoing.

No registered marriage before 1900 recorded that of Charlotte as the 189713 marriage to John ANDREWS in Balmain North was for a woman born in Kingston on Thames in 1869 so this woman is too young to be the Newcastle admission.

Updated July 2016

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