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Edward Bennett

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1842
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbery with violence
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: 10th December, 1796
Arrival date: 27th May, 1797
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts

References

Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Comp. Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849 (online databse) Sainty, Malcolm & Johnson, Keith; 1828 Census of New South Wales.
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 7th March, 2016 wrote:

Edward was a ‘Defender Rebel’ and was convicted of ‘Defender Robbery with Intent’. He was aged 29 at the time of his trial, 1796, and was tried at Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland.
On the trip to Sydney Cove aboard the Britannia he was given 300 lashes for planning a mutiny on the ship.

Denis Pember on 7th March, 2016 wrote:

Sometime around 1816-20, Edward commenced a de-facto relationship with Catharine Malone (Convict, Sugar Cane, 1793). Catharine had been married to William Butts (Convict, William and Ann, 1791) but the relationship had completely broken down, prior to William’s death in 1821.
In the 1822 and 1825 Musters, Catherine is named as Catherine Bennett, the wife of Edward Bennett. William Butts had died in 1821 but no record of o formal marriage to Edward Bennett has as yet been located.
In the 1828 Census:
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[Ref B0974] Bennett, Edward, 60, CP, Britannia, 1797, Settler, Seven Hills. 30 acres, 28 cleared, 16, cultivated, 4 horses, 3 cattle.
[Ref B0975] Bennett, Catherine, 55, FS, Sugar Cane, 1793, 7 years.
## No children mentioned.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 7th March, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Comp. Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849 (online databse) Sainty, Malcolm & Johnson, Keith; 1828 Census of New South Wales. (prev. ), firstname: Edward, surname: Bennett, alias1: , alias2: , alia

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