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James Bennett

James Bennett, one of 150 convicts transported on the Woodman, 01 December 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodman
Departure date: 1st December, 1825
Arrival date: 29th April, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 317 (160)
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

Colleen McKenna on 15th August, 2019 wrote:

James Bennett (19 yo) and Charles Rosetta (17 yo) were convicted at the Old Bailey on 19th May 1825 for stealing a silk handkerchief from Mr. George Nutley Searle in Fleet Street, London, although neither lad was seen touching the handkerchief which was found on the ground.  Both were sentenced to Transportation for Life.

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Colleen McKenna on 15th August, 2019 made the following changes:


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