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Elizabeth Bennett

Elizabeth Bennett, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 15th August, 1864
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Canada
Departure date: March, 1810
Arrival date: 8th September, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 5 (4)
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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Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 wrote:

Exeter Flying Post Thu 30 Mar 1809 p.4:
Text: The assizes closed for the county of Devon on Monday last… Elizabeth Bennett for stealing household furniture…to be transported seven years each…

Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony, Elizabeth married John Ross: (Convict, Duke Of Portland, 1807).  They married at St Matthews, Windsor, July 5th 1813.

John and Elizabeth had 7 children and are now both listed in the Singleton District Pioneer Register as compiled by the Family History Society of Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales.

Maureen Withey on 16th September, 2020 wrote:

Tried 20 March 1809, from Indent.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 19th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th August, 1864 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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