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James Porter, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
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 Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 384. 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 Gloucestershire, England on 31 March 1841 for manslaughter - a man was wounded in the head by a stone. Life sentence. Hulk report: “good”.Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Tortoise” arriving 19 Feb 1842. Ship sureon’s report: “orderly”.
Aged 19yrs; a brickmaker; Protestant; not literate; single man.
Native place of birth: Bristol, England.
Mother: Catherine, living at Preston, England.
1 brother, 2 sisters.
Colony of VDL:
2 and half years Probation Period.
1st stationed at Jerusalem, VDL.
16 April 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
12 Sept 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 384. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 384), gender: m, cri