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William Carter, one of 300 convicts transported on the Lady Palmira [Palmyra], 04 March 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Port, William (alias)
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Kent, St Augustine's Quarter Sessions
4th March, 1846
22nd August, 1846
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 310 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 37 (20). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Nell Murphy on 5th June, 2016 wrote:
William Carter (alias Port) was convicted at Kent on 6 Jan 1846 for stealing wearing apparel. Previous offence. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Palmyra’ arriving 25 Aug 1846.
Aged 24yrs; single; labourer; Protestant.
Native place - Whitechapel, London.
Father - John (unclear if name should be Carter or Port. Family at Canterbury.) (ref. Convict Indent.)
Mother - Maria
Brothers - John & Joseph
Sisters - Maria & Jane
15mths Probation period in Colony.
Assignments in the north of the state.
Ticket of Leave 2 April 1850.
Certificate of Freedom 21 Jan 1853.
Further offence in the Colony: 6 Aug 1867 at Launceston - Larceny. 3mths hard labour.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 5th June, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 37 (20). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 37 (20