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Ralph Carpenter

Ralph Carpenter, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ralph Carpenter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 4th July, 1824
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 17th November, 1910
Age: 86 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Berkshire, Abingdon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 20th February, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 289 (147)
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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D Wong on 16th June, 2019 wrote:

Berkshire Chronicle Berkshire, England
24 Feb 1849:
Ralph Carpenter, 24, charged with having, on the 16th October, broken into the dwelling house of Henry James Sylvester, and stolen one ham, one chine, &c., his property.  He also stands charged with having, on the 9th December, 1846, broken out of the gaol at Abingdon.

Ralph Carpenter was listed as 28 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Kemble, Wiltshire.

Ralph was literate, single, 5’2½” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, single.

Father: Thomas
Mother: Sabrina
Brothers: Thomas, Edward, Alfred.
Sister: Eliza, London.

22/6/1852: Was a constable.

16/9/1852: Permission to marry Bridget Ryan (free).

16/11/1852: Married Bridget Ryan, 19 at St. Peters, Hamilton.  Ralph listed as 23 and a constable.
31/8/1853-1928: James b Bothwell
10/8/1854-1939: Eliza b Bothwell
1856-1935: Annie b Parramatta, NSW
1858-1889: Richard
1860-1942: Alfred Thomas b Liverpool NSW
1862-1943: Edward Thomas Owell b Liverpool, NSW
1864-1949: Margaret Sabina
1866-3-/12/1871: Amelia, buried at Marulan Cemetery, NSW in an unmarked grave, 5 years old.
1868-1954: Ralph
1871-1903: Frederick Charles
1873-????: Alice Mary.
All other children registered in Goulburn.

11/12/1853: TOL
31/10/1854: CP

17/11/1910: Ralph Carpenter died aged 86.  Death registered at Goulburn, NSW.

21/11/1910 The Daily Telegraph, sydney:
GOULBURN, Saturday.
Mr. Ralph Carpenter, a resident of the city for about 45 years, died on Thursday at East-grove, at the age Of 86 years.

Bridget died 1904 at Goulburn.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 4th July, 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th November, 1910 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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