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James (the Elder) Shuter

James Shuter (The elder), one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 07 November 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James (the Elder) Shuter
Aliases: Suitor
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Quebec
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 7th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st April, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 207 (105)
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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steve cameron on 4th October, 2013 wrote:

I have discovered the full story of the murder of living lane in 1833 as well as the public hanging of james’ son, William, in 1834 quebec city….. can share data as required….... he left garvagh, Ireland and came to st sylvestre, quebec, Canada in 1830/31… lots of family left here!!!  will share any data of interest… his son, james junior also convicted and sent on ship Moffatt…. regards,steve

Convict Changes History

steve cameron on 4th October, 2013 made the following changes:

firstname James (the Elder) (prev. James (The elder)), alias1, occupation, crime

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