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Hugh Banister, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Devon, Exeter Quarter Sessions
9th May, 1844
5th September, 1844
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 321 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 88. Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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 21st November, 2016 wrote:
Hugh BANNISTER was convicted at Exeter, Devon on 9 April 1844 for stealing a piece of leather and a towel from a stable yard. Previous offence. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Barossa’ arriving 6 Sept 1844.
Married man - wife Cecelia and 4 children, at Exeter.
Aged 44yrs; 5’3 3/4”; Roman Catholic.
Native Place: Manchester, England.
Brother John and sister Jane at Glasgow. (ref. Indent record)
15 month Probation Period in Colony.
First assignment to Buckland, Tasmania.
20 November 1845: in hospital, Hobart.
23 November 1845: Died, in hospital, New Norfolk.
Convict Changes History
Leonie Dolley on 28th May, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1800, date of death 1845, gender, crime
Nell Murphy on 21st November, 2016 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 88. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 88), surnam