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Elijah Larter

Elijah Larter, one of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle, 05 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elijah Larter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st October, 1808
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 16th January, 1889
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Argyle
Departure date: 5th March, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 52
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

Glenda Poynter on 12th January, 2015 wrote:

Elijah was tried with breaking into dwelling & stealing but because constable Fairhead did not appear Judge directed the Jury to acquit prisoner as chain of evidence was incomplete they then tried him on another indictment of stealing clothing of John Kerridge this is what he was given 7 years for.
When the Constable Fairhead appeared in court he was intoxicated, the Judge fined him 40s. discharged him from his office, ordered that his expences should not be paid.

Nell Murphy on 28th June, 2016 wrote:

Married Mary Jenkins (transported per ‘Mary’ 1831) in 1836.

Craig franklin on 22nd April, 2020 wrote:

Glenda Poynter… please contact me on allperth@gmail.com…

Elijah Larter is my Great great great grandfather. I am from Launceston Tasmania and trying to locate his grave site for my mother Daughter of Evelyn Larter - David James Larters daughter

Convict Changes History

Glenda Poynter on 12th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st October, 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th January, 1889 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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