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William Bennett

William Bennett, one of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle, 05 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: 19th June, 1888
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Argyle
Departure date: 5th March, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 44
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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Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 wrote:

Convicted Romford Essex 26 July 1830
Conditional Pardon No 12 Jan 1842 Ext 4 May 1847

Anonymous on 7th September, 2012 wrote:

William Bennett was 21 years old on arrival in VDL.

William had weak eyes, was 5’5" tall, single, Dark Grey eyes, Dark born hair, could read and write, was protestant, W.B. hearts and darts inside right arm.

1832: Muster: Assigned to Mr H Baker.
1833: Muster: Assigned to Mr HY Oakes.
1835: Muster: Assigned to Mr T Y Lowe.

William’s Father was George Bennett and his Mother was Sophia, 2 brothers, 3 sisters.

6/6/1837: Hobart married Jane Price, b. abt 1809, Wales, and died 30/8/1876 in Geelong, Vlctoria.  The had 6 children.

William worked as a Carrier/Labourer and died of Prostatisis (inflammation of the prostate gland) in West Geelong, Victoria and is buried at the Eastern Cemetery, Geelong.

At the time of his death William had spent 35 years in Victoria.

Helen Lang on 11th May, 2016 wrote:

William married Jane Price also a convict 6 June 1837 St Luke’s Tasmania He married Ester Clement 1878 Geelong after Jane died in 1876

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 5th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1888-06-19, gender m

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