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Benjamin Barnes

Benjamin Barnes, one of 280 convicts transported on the Ramillies, 25 April 1854

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 31st December, 1831
Occupation: Mason and labourer
Date of Death: 1st December, 1913
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Firing a haystack
Convicted at: Oxford. Assizes Oxford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Ramillies
Departure date: 25th April, 1854
Arrival date: 7th August, 1854
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 81 (42)
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

Anonymous on 9th August, 2011 wrote:

Name: Benjamin Solomon Barnes, Convict 3125, sentenced to life, for Firing a stack. Convicted in Oxford. Occupation: Mason. Distinguishing marks: Tatoo of anchor on back on right hand and ring on 3rd do. 19 Year old at time of conviction.Trial date 1851.

Yvonne Freebairn on 2nd January, 2016 wrote:

Benjamin Solomon Barnes, Born in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England. Convicted of firing a hay stack, at Oxford assizes on the 16.07.1851. Given the sentence of life and transported to Fremantle in the Swan River Colony of Western Australia. Benjamin died in Coonabarabran in New South Wales, Australia.

Convict Changes History

mick thompson on 1st February, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1913 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Yvonne Freebairn on 2nd January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 31st December, 1831 (prev. 1831), date of death: 1st December, 1913 (prev. 1913), crime

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