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James Carter

James Carter, one of 142 convicts transported on the John Barry, 30 April 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: -
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: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 30th April, 1819
Arrival date: 26th September, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 145 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 150
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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D Wong on 1st October, 2016 wrote:

3/2/1835 Sydney Gazette:
TAKE NOTICE, that I, JAMES CARTER, having arrived a prisoner for 7 years, by the ship John Barry, on the 25th September, 1819, but now free by servitude, and having lost my Certificate of Freedom, without being enabled to obtain another : This is to caution
all Constables and others, not to molest or apprehend me in consequence thereof, on pain of legal redress.  The following is my personal description, etc:

Name - James Carter
Ship- John Barry
Year of arrival-1819
Native place-Portsmouth,
Trade or calling - Sawyer
Age-Thirty three years
Height-Five feet 7 inches 3/4
Hair-Dark brown
Eyes-Dark hazle
Remarks - Cross scar on back of the right hand
Date of Certificate of Freedom lost- 14th July 1825
Summerville, 19th Januaiy, 1835.

Peter Hinds on 21st September, 2020 wrote:

The John Barry had arrived at Portsmouth on 16 April 1819 and on 20 April, 60 male convicts were embarked from the hulk Laurel and 80 from the hulk Leviathan in Portsmouth harbour. On 23 April 1819 two more convicts were sent on board the John Barry from the Leviathan. One of the passengers on board the John Barry was John Thomas Bigge, New South Wales’ first Royal Commissioner. The John Barry finally arrived at Port Jackson on Sunday 26 September 1819 (See The Campbelltown Convicts).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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