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James Bennett

James Bennett, one of 180 convicts transported on the Sir Godfrey Webster, 04 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Market gardner
Date of Death: 1st March, 1886
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Godfrey Webster
Departure date: 4th August, 1823
Arrival date: 30th December, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 98
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

Rosa Smyth on 21st October, 2012 wrote:

He married convict Mary Ann Robinson (alias Richardson) soon after her arrival in Van Dieman’s Land on 27 September 1841 in Avoca Tasmania and moved to Campbell Town where they settled down to family life. [1] By this time he had a ticket of leave and a trade, Gardener. His first daughter Sarah was born 1843 and Maria was born 1844. James received a Conditional Pardon on 22 August 1843 and had it extended on 1 December 1846
He died at his Chapel Street and is buried in the Old Cheltenham Cemetery. When he died, he was a well-respected, wealthy citizen of South Brighton Victoria, owning a market gardening property valued at 300 pounds. His life parallels the development of Australia itself in this period from Penal Settlement to the “Lucky Country”.

Convict Changes History

Rosa Smyth on 21st October, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of death 1st March, 1886, gender, occupation, crime

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