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James Carr

James Carr, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Carr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Nothumberland Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 167 (85)
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 15th October, 2018 wrote:

James Carr was 44 years old on arrival - Native Place: Northumberland.

James was transported for ‘Stealing tobacco’.

James could read, was Protestant, single, 5’6ΒΌ” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown nearly black hair, dark brown eyes, blind of right eye, and slight cast outward in the left, lost two front upper teeth, two scars back of neck, scar back of middle finger of left hand.

1846: TOL Moreton Bay
17/2/1846: TOL Passport - Wellington Bench.

23/10/1848: TOL Passport.
1849: TOL Port Macquarie.

13/3/1849 Sydney Morning Herald:
TOL Cancelled - James Carr, per Maitland, Grafton Bench, being unable to support himself from ill health.

10/12/1849: TOL Passport on the application of Mr. Stephens.

1/7/1852: TOL Passport On the recommendation of Commissioner of Crown Lands - Port Macquarie.

17/7/1852: TOL cancelled - not being able to support himself.

9/11/1854: COF.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 15th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 1810)

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