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James Carter

James Carter, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 27 August 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Poaching & violence
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 27th August, 1836
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 303 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au
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:

James Carter was convicted at Stafford on 10/03/1836 for night poaching, armed. (Mark Bettany also tried and convicted on this charge and transported on same ship.) 7 year sentence. Gaol Report: very bad - previously imprisoned 4 times.Good disposition. Hulk Report: Good. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Eden’ arriving 1836. Ship’s Surgeon’s report: Good.

Aged 22years; native place: Lane End; single man; bricklayer; 5’8 3/4”.

Assignments in Colony:
24/04/1837: Public Works - absent without leave - 1 mths hard labour in Launceston Chain Gang.

04/05/1841: Ticket of Leave

1843: Free Certificate.  No. W454.

D Wong on 10th March, 2014 wrote:

James Carter was 22 years old on arrival and was transported along with Mark Bettany (also on board) for ‘Night Poaching’.

James was 5’8 3/4” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair, single, native place: Lans Eng, mermaid J Carter, tree on left arm.

Gaol Report: Very bad - 4 times imprisoned before.

4/5/1841: TOL
1843: Free Certificate.

30/5/1845: Tried at Launceston and found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape on Mary Rolfe, a married woman who was in the service of Mr Kitson of the Springs -  sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for 2 years.

5/6/1845: Was to be sent to Glenorchy.

10/6/1845: This man to be removed to the Launceston Penitentiary, being a free man and convicted of misdemeanour only, Colonial Secretary Office.

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

FURTHER CONVICTION, IN VDL:
30/05/1845 Launceston Quarter Sessions: QUARTER SESSIONS.Before Joseph Hone, Esquires, Chairman ; J. H. Moore, and J. R. Kenworthy, Enquires. Jury— A. T. Collett, Esq., foreman; John Wright, Christopher Dunning, Robt. Wrigrht, B. Soden, H. Stevenson, J. Bramich, Robert Hunter, Thomas Stenner, John Rowell, D. Rogers, and Samuel Johnson. Launceston, Friday, May 30. James Carter was indicted for assaulting Mary Rolfe, on 31st March, with a criminal intent. The prosecutor and prisoner were in com pany at Mr. Kitson’s; and, after leaving his house, prisoner,having pesuasion unavailable, resorted to violence, but was resisted and failed in accomplishing his purpose. Verdict, guilty, Two years’imprisonment. Launceston Gaol. (Launceston Advertiser 06/06/1845)

Convict Changes History

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

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371

D Wong on 10th March, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188). Tasmanian Archives - con

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

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 371 (188). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Newspapers online http://trove.nla.gov.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class

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