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Benjamin Barratt, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||11th August, 1889
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 381 (192)
||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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Anonymous on 14th May, 2012 wrote:
Benjamin was assigned to a Mr J Sharland. After much insolence and many unauthorised absences, he was transferred to Port Arthur to complete public works assignments in 1835.
He received a Ticket of Leave in 1841 and later married a young child, Mary Thompson Greig, who was aboard the Woodford during his transportation. He transferred to Victoria in 1846 and worked as a sawyer and charcoal burner in Steiglitz until his death in 1889. He was father to 11 children.
Jenny Barrett on 27th February, 2013 wrote:
The previous entry by anonymous stated that he married a “Child-Bride’ . However my records show that Mary Greig was 21 when she married Benjamin 26/12/1842 at Oatlands, Tasmania.
Donna Barchiesi on 21st August, 2014 wrote:
Convicted at age 18, on 21 January 1828. His father, John, solicits mercy of the Secretary of State to no avail. Whilst he had worked as a cotton carder at Ancoats Hall prior to his conviction, he was not working at the time of his conviction. He is reported for poor conduct on many occasions, receiving a total of 350 lashes throughout his incarceration. At the age of 25 he is transferred to Port Arthur for hard labour. In 1839 he is granted a Ticket of Leave and marries free settler, Mary Thompson Greig, in 1842 whilst working as a sawyer. A conditional pardon is granted in 1843 and the couple and their 2 children leave Hobart for Port Phillip. The couple settle in Steiglitz, Victoria and have a total of 11 children. In 1889, at 79 years of age, he dies of exposure and exhaustion in the woods whilst working as a charcoal burner.
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 14th May, 2012 made the following changes:
date of death 1889-08-11, gender m