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Lewis Bennett

Lewis Bennett, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lewis Bennett
Aliases: Lewis Barnett
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 13th March, 1881
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 12
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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Denis Pember on 16th December, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Trial:
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) t18210110-25
LEWIS BENNETTT was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 7 lbs. of mohair, value 5 l., the goods of Joseph Hearn.
CHARLES COKER . I am porter to Joseph Hearn , who keeps the King’s Arms, Snowhill. On Monday morning, about half-past seven o’clock, I stood in the cart in Fenchurch-street, and saw the prisoner get on the step, and take this parcel out; I pursued him, and he dropped it at the corner of Gracechurch-street. I still pursued - he was secured just by Leadenhall-market. I never lost sight of him.
JOHN JUDD . I am a constable. About half-past seven o’clock in the morning I heard the alarm, and picked up the parcel - in a few minutes after the prisoner was brought to me.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. It was dark. I heard the alarm, ran after the man, and they stopped me.
GUILTY. Aged 19.
Transported for Seven Years.
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 16th December, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, John married Elizabeth Dean 1830 at Sydney.  Elizabeth was a recent widow, having been married to Solomon Solomon (Convict, 1815, “Marquis of Wellington”) and having a young family.
She was the daughter of William Dean (Convict, 1799, “Hilsborough”) and Margaret Davies (Convict, 1803, “Glatton”).
Lewis and Elizabeth had a family of three sons; David 1832, Benjamin 1833 and Lewis 1835.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th December, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Lewis Barnett, date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th March, 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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