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Isaac Potter

Isaac Potter, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 09 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Potter
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 9th October, 1830
Arrival date: 28th January, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 503 (254)
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

D Wong on 23rd June, 2018 wrote:

31/7/1830 The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express Suffolk, England:
lsaac Potter and Frederick Webb, for stealing a hen, the property of the Rev. Dr. Maddy, and violently assaulting and misusing John Nunn, his servant.
Frederick Webb was also onboard ‘John’.

Isaac Potter was listed as being 21 years old on arrival - he was 5’6” tall, brown hair, grey eyes.
Married with one child, Wife Eliza at Harden Bury, St. Edmunds, child with her.

1832/33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Robert Ralston.

1835 Muster: TOL

15/6/1836: Permission to marry Elizabeth Harvey (America 1830).

7/9/1836: Married at Launceston.

12/7/1837: COF

1842 Census: At Launceston - At the racecourse.

1843 Census: At Muddy Plains.

17/12/1846: Departed George Town to Adelaide per ‘Henry’.

12/12/1846 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
Passengers per Henry, for Adelaide — Mr. Tolmer, Mr. Win. Akeburst, Mr. C. Littler, Thomas Phipps wife and child, Isaac Potter - arrived Adelaide 26/12/1846.

11/1/1848 - Unclaimed letter - Adelaide.

David Bowe on 10th November, 2019 wrote:

Isaac Potter died on 13 September 1849 in Thebarton, South Australia, when he was 43 years old.
Isaac Potter married Ellen Yandell in Adelaide, South Australia, on 31 January 1848 when he was 42 years old. They had a son Isaac who was born Jun 1849

Maureen Withey on 11th November, 2019 wrote:

Committed to Bury Gaol, Isaac Potter, and Fred. Webb, (by R. Mapletoft, Esq.) charged with having stolen one hen, the property of the Rev. Dr. Maddy, of Somerton, and violently assaulted and misused John Nunn, servant to the said Dr. Maddy. 
Bury and Norwich Post, 16 June 1830.

On Wednesday last William Timothy Willis, Thomas Wiffin, Richard Thake, John Bigsby, Frederick Webb, Isaac Potter, and William Townsend, severally convicted of larcenies at the last County Sessions, were removed from our Gaol to the Leviathan hulk at Portsmouth, in order to be transported for 7 years; 
Bury and Norwich Post, 18 Aug 1830

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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