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William Bennett

William Bennett, one of 301 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, March 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1764
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing a horse
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: March, 1800
Arrival date: 20th November, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 268
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

Patricia McGufficke on 26th September, 2018 wrote:

1805-1806 Muster of NSW and Norfolk Island shows William Bennett free by servitude having been tried 20 Feb. 1799 (age 35) at the Old Bailey and sentenced to death for stealing a black horse valued around 50 shillings.  Sentence respited to transportation for Life. William, a farmer, was transported 21 May 1799 per the “Royal Admiral 2”.

Convict Changes History

Patricia McGufficke on 26th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1764 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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