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William Carter

William Carter, one of 152 convicts transported on the Hindostan, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Carter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 24th November, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 151 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 64
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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Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 wrote:

Moreton Bay Prisoner Register.
No 2. William Carter, per Hindostan, tried at Essex 12 Mar 1821, Life. Trade- stone cutter. No details of any Colonial Conviction. To Sydney 9 Oct 1826.
Abstract of Extra Provisions issued, in part of their salaries to Clerks, Overseers and Constables at Moreton Bay, from 21st January to 2 Sept 1826 inclusively.
William Carter, constable.

Return of Convicts at Moreton Bay acting as overseers, Clerks and Constables, with the allowances they receive: and prisoners proposed to be employed in such situations with a scale of Gratuities recommended. Dated 10.10. 1826.
Names of prisoners at present employed.
William Carter, constable.

Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 wrote:

ESSEX ASSIZES. The assizes for this county finished on Saturday afternoon. Of 93 prisoners in the gaol, about 45 were discharged by proclamation, for want of evidence, or bills being found. No less than 21 were capitally convicted were capitally convicted and received sentence of death, viz — … William Carter, for cattle stealing;  ...
Of these unhappy convicts, the Lord Chief Baron left five for execution, ...
Statesman, Mon 19 Mar 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 29th March, 2020 made the following changes:


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