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Game Carter

Game Carter, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Game Carter
Aliases: James Carter
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 23rd January, 1818
Age: 26 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 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 374
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 1st July, 2018 wrote:

10/8/1816 Northampton Mercury Northamptonshire, England:

Game Carter and John Clarke were also found guilty of stealing a lamb, the property of R. Wyeman. — Death.

No ship found for John Clarke - there were 2 John Clarke’s on the Ocean but both were convicted elsewhere.

23/1/1818: Sydney Hospital Deaths 1818 -
‘James’ Carter died of diarrhoea, aged 25 years - Ocean 2.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st July, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: James Carter, date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd January, 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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