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Cable/caleb Bartlett

Cable Bartlett, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 01 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Cable/caleb Bartlett
Aliases: Caleb
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 10th February, 1878
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 1st August, 1836
Arrival date: 15th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 329 (167)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

D Wong on 26th January, 2014 wrote:

His name was Caleb Bartlett.  He was the son of Caleb Bartlett who was 71 years old when they were convicted of steeling sheep.  Caleb the father, was also a butcher and was a respected and quite wealthy person, he was found not guilty of this charge but convicted on another 4 charges of steeling sheep and was to be transported for 10 years.  No records of him as a convict.  Also charged with a man called Longman, and have not found him as a convict either.

Caleb the son was 23 years old.  He had light brown hair, hazel eyes, was 5’7 1/2” tall, red whiskers and single.

26/5/1846: Recommended for a CP
5/10/1847: CP approved.

1847: married Ann Frapnell in Hobart. Ann was born in 1810 (no other records of her found).

10/2/1878: Caleb died.  He hung himself from a tree at Hamilton.

Caleb was working as a shepherd and was quite drunk on the morning of his death.  He had killed his horse and was trying to burn him and the saddle and bridle, then he hung himself.

At the inquest there was no mention of a wife or children and I found no records of either.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th January, 2014 made the following changes:

firstname: Cable/caleb (prev. Cable), alias1: Caleb, date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th February, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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