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James Bennett, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||3rd January, 1849
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 164
||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 4th October, 2018 wrote:
James Bennett was transported before - he arrived on the ‘Cambridge in 1827’, 7 years, as John Ellis. See his profile page under the ‘Cambridge’.
7/1/1840 South Eastern Gazette Kent, England:
James Bennett, 36, for stealing two asses, value 80s., the property of Edward Cranfield, at Bromley.—Transported ten years.
James Bennett was 40 years old on arrival ; Native Place: Bristol.
James was literate, Protestant, single, 5’9½” tall, ruddy and a little freckled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, crucifix, INRI, two angels, eight stars, and half moon on breast, scar back of third finger of right hand, J E J C surrounded by a wreath on upper left arm, scar back of third finger of left hand.
Sent to Cockatoo Island for four months for bad behaviour on board.
29/1/1841:Absconding ; 6 months in irons to commence at expiration of former sentence.
7/5/1841: 100 lashes ; drunk and disorderly.
21/5/1841: Maitland Stockade - James Bennett, Seaman, aged 41 from Bristol, 5’9½”, ruddy and a little reckled, brown hair, grey eyes, tattoos. Absconded from the Stockade at Maitland in irons 18th May.
24/8/1841: Tried at the Maitland QS for absconding and having firearms.
1842: James Bennett arrived VDL per ‘Marian Watson’.
He was then described as: aged 37. a stone cutter and Quarryman, single, literate, 5’10½”.
3/1/1849: James Bennett died at the Colonial Hospital, Hobart, VDL. He was still on bond.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th October, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: John Ellis, date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd January, 1849 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime