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Ellen Carter

Ellen Carter, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 550. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th March, 2014 wrote:

Application for permission to marry:
30/03/1837 - to David Welch (transported per ‘Persian’) Reg. 3644/1837 36/3.

Application for permission to marry:
26/09/1840: - to John Gould (free) Reg. 574/1840 37/1.

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

https://www.femaleconvicts.org.au/docs/ships/SurgeonsJournal_America1831.pdf
Ellen Carter brought a child on board with her, who was treated by the ship’s surgeon, following an outbreak of smallpox.
“Ellen Carter’s chd. aged 6 months was vaccinated December 14th. The vesicle formed and passed thro’  its stages in a regular   and   beautiful   manner,  and   on   the   21st   of December I armed two tubes from the arm.” The surgeon used the lymph he had drawn from the child to vaccinate others on board. The child was taken off the sick list the 29th December.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 550. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 550), gende

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