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Alice Carr

Alice Carr, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alice Carr
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 1846
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 98
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

Anonymous on 2nd August, 2012 wrote:

Alice Carr was 26 on arrival. 
She was single and her native place was Cork County.

1841: Married Benjamin Backstay (Asia 1827).

There is mention of a son Thomas Backstay who married Catherine LLoyd (but no proof)

1846: Alice died aged 28

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 2nd August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811-00-00, date of death 1846-00-00, gender f

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