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George Carter

George Carter, one of 240 convicts transported on the Portsea, 24 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th October, 1838
Age: 28 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portsea
Departure date: 24th July, 1838
Arrival date: 18th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 302
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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Maureen Withey on 2nd May, 2020 wrote:

ADM 101/60/6/10   1838. Sick list of the Portsea Convict Barque from Deptford to Sydney, New South Wales, between the 7th day of July and the [...] day of December 1838. Thomas Bell (c) Surgeon and Superintendent: 
Folios 18-20: George Carter, aged 28, Prisoner; disease or hurt, phrenitis. Put on sick list, 3 October 1838, at sea. Died, 7 October 1838. He had received a number of head injuries before embarking; an accident while pigeon shooting, which left grains of shot embedded in his scalp, a kick from a horse and other injuries from fighting. While in the York hulk he had been in hospital after ‘a pugilistic engagement, in which he had his nose broken, a large tumour on the face, and to use his own expression his head almost reduced to a jelly’. He had not felt well for some time and was seldom free from headache.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th October, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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