Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

John Bennett

John Bennett, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Sessions Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 97 (50)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If John Bennett was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about John Bennett?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 wrote:

John Bennet, free, age 40 yrs, per Ship Earl Spencer,  and Jane Rogers, convict, per ship Friendship, age 38, Castlereagh and Richmond, NSW, 11 Nov 1819, by Banns.
Source: Familysearch. Image 163 of marriages.

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 wrote:

Colonial Secreatary Index.

BENNETT, John. Per “Earl Spencer”, 1813; stable man
1813 Oct 14
On list of convicts disembarked from “Earl Spencer” and forwarded to William Cox at Windsor for distribution (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.560)
1819 Oct 26, Nov
Re permission to marry Jane Rogers at Castlereagh (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.8)
1823 Nov
Husband of Jane Rogers. Petition for mitigation of her sentence (Fiche 3230; 4/1869 p.7)

ROGERS, Jane. Per “Friendship”, 1818; wife of John Bennett.

1818 Jan 14
On list of persons on board “Friendship” (Reel 6047; 4/1740 p.60)
1819 Oct 26, Nov
Re permission to marry at Castlereagh (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.8)
1823 Nov
Shopkeeper. Petition to return to England as servant to a family (Fiche 3230; 4/1869 pp.7-7c)

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 3rd April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au