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James Porter

James Porter, one of 300 convicts transported on the Aurora, 18 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Porter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Coachman
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 18th June, 1835
Arrival date: 27th October, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 96. Tasmanian Archives.
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

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

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