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John Carter

John Carter, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 04 July 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Gentleman's servant
Date of Death: 23rd March, 1864
Age: 53 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: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Middlesex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Kennaway
Departure date: 27th October, 1834
Arrival date: 13th February, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 312 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 392
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 6th March, 2014 wrote:

John Carter was born at Ealing.  He was 5’6 1/4” tall, 23 years old on arrival, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, single, mole above elbow inside left arm.

John had been in Newgate Prisone before.

20/12/1837: Acquitted of embezzlement charges.

11/4/1839: TOL
Then received his Free Certificate, no date found.

6/3/1845: Tried at Hobart Supreme Court for Embezzlement from his master - 7 years transportation - To be sent to Port Arthur for 2 years.

1839: Married Betsy/Elizabeth Inchbold/Inchbald (William Bryan 1833).  They had 5/6 children.

Betsy died 29/4/1854.
John then married Lydia Nevill nee Dore in 1854 in Launceston - They had 4 children.

Lydia Dore married John Nevill 21/8/1852 when she was 18.  They had 2 children.
She then married John Carter.
Then she married Robert Keene in 19/2/1870 at St Paul’s Church, Launceston.  They had 1 daughter Emily who was born in 1869.

Lydia died 13/3/1872 aged 36.

John Carter owned/or ran in partnership, the Cart and Plough Inn which later was known as the Duke of Wellington Inn.

At the time of his death, he owned 9 allotments of land at Cleveland and an allotment of land at Falmouth.  Lydia had to go to court to get income from this property from the trustees of his will.

23/3/1864: John Carter, at his residence the Duke of Wellington Inn, Wellington Street, Launceston, aged 51.

21/11/1865: Edward, John’s son with Betsy, died after a long and painful illness, aged 18.

D Wong on 6th March, 2014 wrote:

John Carter was transported on the Lady Kennaway and not the Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

Stuart Coyle on 4th March, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m

D Wong on 6th March, 2014 made the following changes:

voyage, date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd March, 1864 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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