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Edwin Bence, one of 249 convicts transported on the Joseph Somes, 02 June 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 188
Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844
||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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Christopher Jackson on 8th October, 2018 wrote:
Father William Bence Hallier Bristol. Mother dead - Father lives in Bristol - Prisoner has one brother and one sister younger than he is, living at home. Prisoner has been at school about 3 & a half years, principally at the Lancasterian School in Bristol. Aher that he was employed as errand boy to a Surgeon . received 2/6 a week. Subsequently became errand boy to Confectioner in Redcliffe Street who paid him 3) a week, during the Summer but discharged him in the Autumn. Was first in prison 1842 for stealing a bottle of pickles from the Hotwells Clifton. 3 months in Bristol gaol. Was at home nearly 12 months without obtaining any regular work. Was apprehended for stealing a piece of Tarpaulin, tried at the Sessions & acquitted. Again taken up for stealing a cheese from a shop in Batheston, convicted and Sentenced to 10 years transportation. Oct 15 1845. Confined 48 hours 3 days & 5 misconduct class - Stealing bread from the supper basket at the Hall door. May 25 1847. Embarked on board the ship “Joseph Somes” for Port Phillip.
Convict Changes History
Christopher Jackson on 8th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 188
Parkhurst Governor's Log 1844 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 188), date o