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George Bennett

George Bennett, one of 156 convicts transported on the Arab, 03 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 8th October, 1824
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Arab
Departure date: 3rd July, 1822
Arrival date: 6th November, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 178
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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Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th May, 2021 wrote:

1826 - New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
No; 565
Name; George Bennett
Ship arrived by; Arab
To whom assigned/Occupation; DIED; Oct 1824

D Wong on 13th May, 2021 wrote:

George Bennett was listed as 32 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Bampton.

Transported for ‘Stealing cart harness and books’.

Parents at Bampton.

George was 5’1” tall, dark brown to grey hair, hazel eyes.

8/10/1824: George Bennett died at the Launceston Hospital.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 13th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th October, 1824 (prev. 1824), occupation, crime

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