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Frederick Carter

Frederick Carter, one of 306 convicts transported on the Corona, 13 October 1866

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Carter
Aliases: Fred
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1837
Occupation: Gunsmith
Date of Death: 1924
Age: 87 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: Felony
Convicted at: Warwickshire, Birmingham General Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Corona
Departure date: 13th October, 1866
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1866
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 189 (97)
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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Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 wrote:

Frederick Carter was born 1837 and Christened 23 Apr 1837 at Ilmington Warwickshire Uk, he was the son of Joseph Carter and Elizabeth Gould.
He was a convict transported to Western Australia, later to become one of the colony’s ex-convict school teachers.
Frederick Carter was born in 1835. A gunsmith by trade, he had a lifelong interest in sports, especially horseracing, and he was an outstanding rider and trainer of horses. In 1865, Carter was found guilty of a felony by the Birmingham courts, and sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude. The following year, he was transported to Western Australia on board the Corona, arriving in December 1866. After receiving his ticket of leave, Carter was employed as a servant of another ex-convict, Theodore Richards. Richards was a school teacher at Katrine school, and Carter was sometimes asked to assist with teaching.
In 1870, Carter took a teaching post at Seven Springs, near Newcastle, but attendance was poor and this affected his salary. The following year he accepted a teaching appointment at Bejoording, where there was a regular attendance of around 25 pupils. He remained there until 1874. During that time he rode to Newcastle (now Toodyay) every weekend to help in a racing stables. He also had a servant, and employed other ex-convicts to cut sandalwood. Erickson (1983) writes that he was also an impressive hurdler: “Not for him the tedium of dismounting to let down the sliprails. He hurdled every gate and fence across his path”.
In 1875, Carter accepted an appointment as school master at Gwalla (now Northampton). The following year he moved again to Ludlow.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 20th December, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1837, date of death 1924, gender, occupation, crime

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