Charles Allen was about 45 years old when he was tried in Cork on 15 July 1850 and found guilty of two charges of sheep stealing. He received a sentence of ten years transportation but was later ordered to be discharged (June 1856).
There is a record of Charles still being incarcerated in Cork jail in 1851. No record of a "Charles Allen" meeting this individual's description on the Australian Convict lists has so far been found - it is possible Charles never made the journey due to his age or ill health.
↑ "Ireland Prison Registers, 1790-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMS4-9WF : accessed 26 May 2016), Charles Allen, 1850; from "Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Cork County, Cork, Ireland, Cork County Prison, item 3, book 1/8/4, images provided by FamilySearch International; FHL microfilm 2,356,519.