CHARLES WILLIAM STUART
was born c.1811 in London (possibly the illegitimate son of Rear Admiral Sir Charles Cunningham 1755-1834).
He died on June 22nd, 1891, aged 80 at Adelaide SA.194/284 (informant not recorded)
Charles W. STUART arrived in Adelaide on board the TAM O'SHANTER on November 26th, 1836.


Charles STUART married on March 5th, 1842 to Sarah ALLEN (aged 18 years 5 months, daughter of Thomas Allen and Sarah nee Weaver).
She also came to Adelaide in 1836 on board the TAM O'SHANTER with her parents and her siblings. Apparently Charles Stuart had courted her assiduously. The marriage notice in the South Australian Gazette & Colonial Register of 12 March 1842 gives Thomas Allen's address as Walkerville.
Sarah died about 1869 at Adelaide after a married life of poverty, hardship, child bearing and raising a large family.

From the diary of CW Stuart:
            It appears that in 1842 the Allen family was raising cattle. In 1843 Amelia Allen registered the letter "A" as a cattle brand.
August 18th, 1842: "Some person, whom I suspect to be Thomas Allen, came last night and fetched away 2 of the cows and calves
            left with me for sale by Charlotte. After breakfast I rode down to RICHMOND and reprimanded him for his conduct."
Sept 13th, 1842: "Joe Allen came out to bid us farewell as he leaves for Hobart Town tomorrow.
            I bought off him 3 yearling steers, 1 calf for 3-0-0 and resold 2 steers for 5-5/-."
Unfortunately CW Stuart's diary ends on December 14th, 1843.
Extracts from this diary were made by a researcher for BW Westergaard in 1978. Source: Ian Westergaard (son of BW Westergaard), 2005

CHARLES WILLIAM STUART speculated in land, dealt in livestock and borrowed heavily to finance his deals with the inevitable result
            that he ended up in near bankruptcy.
1850: He was saved, albeit temporarily, by being appointed an Inspector of the Adelaide Metropolitan Police in 1850
1852: appointed Senior Inspector of Mounted Police and Gold Escort in 1852.
1853: He was dismissed from the police in late 1853 for insubordination
            and moved with his wife and family to Melbourne where he worked as the Sheriff's bailiff.
1862: The family returned to Adelaide

Sarah and Charles Stuart had twelve children. Family research suggests the last was born in 1864.

1841   Jessie Gordon STUART (born c.1841, daughter of Charles STUART)
        Jessie Gordon STUART 27 (born c.1841, daughter of Charles STUART) married 1868-07-13
        to James George WILLIAMS 23 (born c.1845) at Res of John D Smith Coghill Creek Gil SA.76/30
1843   Charles William STUART born c.1843 died July 9th, 1903, aged 60 at Adelaide SA.295/449 (informant not recorded)
        Charles W STUART 23 (born c.1843, son of Charles W STUART) married 1866-02-10
        to Cecilia KING 20 (born c.1846, daughter of William KING at Res of J Dibden Port Caroline Rob SA.66/320
1845   Edward John STUART (born c.1845, son of Charles William STUART)
        Edward John STUART 25 (born c.1845, son of Charles William STUART) married 1870-06-15
        to Mary Ann Elizabeth EWENS 27 (born c.1843, daughter of William Robert EWENS at Res of J Debden Kingston SA.83/559
1850   Robert Rowland STUART (born c.1850, son of Charles William STUART)
        Robert Rowland STUART 27 (born c.1850, son of Charles William STUART) married 1877-10-24
        to Eliza Jane ADAMSON 22 (born c.1855, daughter of Thomas ADAMSON at Res of T Adamson Tatiara Wel SA.113/283
1850   Arthur Drury STUART (born c.1850, son of Charles Wm STUART)
        Arthur Drury STUART 24 (born c.1850, son of Charles Wm STUART) married 1874-04-30
        to Mary Ann GRANT 28 (born c.1846, daughter of Henry GRANT at Christ Church North Adelaide Ade SA.99/344
1855   Fanny Sarah STUART (born c.1855, daughter of Charles William STUART)
        Fanny Sarah STUART 28 (born c.1855, daughter of Charles William STUART) married 1883-09-18
        to William KELLY 35 (born c.1848, son of William KELLY St John Church Adelaide Ade SA.136/1145
1857   Letitia Elizabeth STUART born to Charles William STUART and Sarah ALLEN in 1857 at SOUTH YARRA V.9667
1859   Septimus William STUART born to Charles William STUART and Sarah ALLEN in 1859 at PRAHRAN V.6453
1859   Alfred STUART (son of Charles Will STUART and Sarah ALLEN born c.1859, died in 1861 aged 2 1861 at PRAHRAN V.8564
    Frederick STUART (born c.1860, son of Charles William STUART)
        Frederick STUART widower 43 (born c.1860, son of Charles William STUART) married 17/09/03
        to Ellen CHALLANS (widow) 42 (born c.1861, daughter of John JACKSON at Res of District Registrar Norwood Nor SA.216/1088
1860   Mary A STUART (born c.1860, daughter of Charles STUART)
        Mary A STUART 26 (born c.1860, daughter of Charles STUART) married 1886-04-22
        to A W COGGINS 26 (born c..1860, son of Joshua COGGINS at Wesleyan Parsonage Port Adelaide PtA SA.147/198
1862   Elizabeth STUART (born c.1862, daughter of Charles William STUART)
        Elizabeth STUART 25 (born c.1862, daughter of Charles William STUART) married 1887-07-21
        to David SCOTT 31 (born 1856, son of John SCOTT at St John Church Macclesfield Str SA.152/200
1862   Julia STUART (born c.1862, daughter of Charles William STUART)
        Julia STUART 27 (born c.1862, daughter of Charles William STUART) married 1889-12-28
        to John William THOMSON 24 (born 1865, son of Robert THOMSON at Christ Church Mount Barker MtB SA.161/788