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Details for the convict James Carter (1829)

Convict Name:James Carter
Trial Place:Somerset Assizes
Trial Date:29 March 1828
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Arrival Year:1829
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  • Researcher (1957)
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James Carter (dairyman & shepherd) was tried 29 March 1828 at Somerset Assizes Court England for stealing a pig and distributing the meat. He was sentenced to Life transportation and arrived to NSW per 'Vittoria' on 17 January 1829. After absconding from a road chain gang at Parramatta in 1829 he was sent to Norfolk Island for three years. Using his age on convict indent 29/495 he was born about 1804 in the (now heritage) village of Shepton Mallet nears Wells Somerset. His TOL 37/750 dated 18 May 1837 for Windsor. CP 44/211 dated 1 July 1837 for Windsor and later altered to Yass district NSW. James married another convict Eliza Bowra (1818-1887) on 17 November 1840 at C/E Yass. They had five sons and five daughters born at Yass and later when they moved to the new village of Balranald near Hay. James and at least one of his sons following him worked at Yanga Station until it was later sold in recent years to the NSW National Parks. James died 21 January 1858 and is buried at Yanga Station site unknown.
Submitted by Researcher (1957) on 27 February 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.485

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