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William Benn, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 27 September 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th November, 1876
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 451 (227)
||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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D Wong on 30th August, 2015 wrote:
William Benn was said to be 20 years old on arrival – date of birth given as 1814 – although on his death records his date of birth is given as 1826.
William was 5’5 11/4” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes, single, dark complexion.
Conduct record: Mostly drunk.
No marriage or children found.
17/3/1846: Recommended for a CP
21/9/1847: CP approved.
25/9/1876 The Mercury, Hobart:
William Benn, aged 50 years, was also admitted from Green Ponds. He states that he was sitting by the fire at 3 o’clock yesterday morning when his jumper caught fire. He was severely burned on the chest, the neck, back, and left hand. He remains in the institution.
15/11/1876: William died from ‘ambustio’ (burns or blisters) aged 50 at Greenponds and was buried on 18/11/1876 at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Paupers Section.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 30th August, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th November, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime