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John Carr

John Carr, one of 300 convicts transported on the Adelaide, 08 August 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Carr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1890
Age: 92 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Norfolk. Norwich Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Adelaide
Departure date: 8th August, 1849
Arrival date: 29th November, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 93 (48)
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 7th December, 2013 wrote:

John Carr was transported as an Exile.  He had spent 2 1/2 years in prison and then chose transportation, which meant he would receive a TOL almost immediately.

John arrived in Sydney on 24/12/1849.  The Adelaide arrived in Hobart on 29/11/1849 and disembarked 40 convicts, it then went on to Port Phillip, but was refused entry and so continued to Sydney.

1850: TOL Mudgee.

24/4/1856: John had a daughter, Catherine.  The mother was Ann James nee Malone.  They were not married as John had a wife and daughters left behind at Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1798, date of death 1890, gender

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