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Matthew Carter, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 433 (218)
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||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 30th November, 2013 wrote:
Matthew Carter was 35 years old when transported for “Stealing Grain”.
Matthew was married with children in England.
1839: TOL Goulburn
C1844: Married Margaret McCullium (Mccallum, McCulley, Mcculluin). Margaret had been married to a Mr Orr and had 3 children 1841-43, she then married Matthew Carter and had 5 children, after Matthew died Margaret married Robert Wainwright (Maitland 1840) in 1851 and had 5 more children.
Winsome Lane on 11th November, 2015 wrote:
Matthew was NOT married to Margaret. Like him, she was still legally married. She was possibly still married to James Orr when she married Robert Wainwright in 1851.
Winsome Lane on 4th May, 2017 wrote:
Margaret & James Orr arrived on the ‘Wilson’on 7 January,1842. They had a son James in April, who died and was buried on 10 January, 1943. Margaret’s maiden name was Boyd.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 30th November, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1799, date of death 1851, gender, crime
Winsome Lane on 4th May, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 433 (218)
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