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James Coulter, one of 158 convicts transported on the Eliza, 25 June 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||31st October, 1828
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
25th June, 1828
18th November, 1828
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 157 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 421 (212)
||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 1st April, 2020 wrote:
ADM 101/23/5B . Medical and surgical journal of the convict ship Eliza for 10 June 1828 to 22 April 1830 1829 by James Patton, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in transporting convicts from Woolwich and Sheerness to New South Wales.
Folios 36-37: James Coulter, aged 27 (had served a considerable time in the Peninsular War as a soldier): disease or hurt, cough, looseness of bowels, cough, difficulty in breathing, bloated face. Put on sick list, 12 October 1828 at sea. Died 31 October 1828.
Folio 47: Surgeon’s general remarks. States that the high number of dysenteric cases was due to two causes, the unusual length of the voyage 143 days on salt provisions and the ship sailing very indifferently; and from the cold, damp and rain.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 31st October, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m