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James Porter, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 18 June 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
18th June, 1835
27th October, 1835
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 299 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 96. Tasmanian Archives.
||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 6th July, 2019 wrote:
James PORTER was convicted at Middlesex, London on 16 Oct 1834 for stealing corn and hay. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Aurora” arriving 8 Oct 1835. Ship surgeon’s report: “well behaved”.
Married man, 3 children. Wife Elizabeth at native place - Hamstead.
A groom and coachman; aged 26 yrs; 5’6 3/4” height; sallow complexion; black hair; grey eyes.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.
Free Certificate 1841, no. 796.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 96. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 96), date of birth: 1