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William Carter

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mandarin
Departure date: 1843
Arrival date: 16th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 39 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2016 wrote:

William Carter was convicted at Middlesex Gaol, London in Sept 1840 for stealing money from a Minister (he was his servant, aged 15yrs). 7yr sentence. Sent to Parkhurst Prison for Boys, Isle of Wight - for 4 yrs. Further transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Mandarin’ arriving 16 Oct 1843.

Father & Mother living in Middlesex.
Brother John - already transported to this Colony.
Single; labourer; aged 18yrs; Protestant; can read & write.


Further offence in VDL in 1845: stealing sugar from Mr. Marshall with whom he was living. 2yrs hard labour.

Free Certificate 11 Dec 1847.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 5th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Carter, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1825, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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