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Thomas Carter

Thomas Carter, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: Constable
Date of Death: 10th April, 1828
Age: 58 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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 272
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

Bill Middleditch on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

Convicted 20 March, 1797, Kingston Upon Surrey
Arrived NSW 1800
Certificate of Freedom 20 March, 1811, Sydney NSW
Died Hobart, Tasmania,  15 April, 1828, Aged 58, occupation - Constable

D Wong on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

Elizabeth Hemming (Glatton 1803) was assigned to Thomas Carter (Royal Admiral 1800) on her arrival.

Elizabeth had given birth to a daughter, Hannah, on 12/7/1803, this was 4 months after her arrival, the father was listed as James Goldsmith.

Thomas Carter and Elizabeth then had 3 sons, born in NSW.
1806: Thomas
1810: William
1813: John (also named as Joseph).

No registration of a marriage found.

1814: Thomas and Elizabeth traveled to VDL where Thomas served as a Constable.

1818: Son Henry was born in VDL.

10/4/1828: Thomas died in Hobart, aged 58.

20/4/1829: Elizabeth Carter then married Johnathan Griffiths (Chapman 1826).

4/10/1847: Elizabeth died at the home of son Henry, aged 70.

Convict Changes History

Bill Middleditch on 3rd February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th April, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 3rd February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 0000)

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