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William Carter

William Carter, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: 1837
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 204
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

Anonymous on 18th May, 2012 wrote:

William Carter was transported for stealing hay.  He was 34 years old, married, protestant, brown hair, grey eyes, 5’6" tall, and last worked for a Mr Martin, a farmer, near Rumford.

William was killed by natives in 9/5/1837 in Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1837-00-00, gender m

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