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William Bennett

William Bennett, one of 156 convicts transported on the Maria, 26 July 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bennett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th October, 1822
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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: York West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maria
Departure date: 26th July, 1820
Arrival date: 1st December, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 156 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 349 (176). Tasmanian Archives - Convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=4502
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 wrote:

William Bennett was convicted at York 13/01/1820 and given a 7yr Transportation sentence. He departed on the ‘Maria’, voyage 11 on 10/08/1820, arriving Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) 01/12/1820.

Married - wife and 1 child at Daw Green, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.

Convict no. 4502.
01/02/1822: Disobedience of orders & neglect of duty & coming to Hobart Town without a pass. - 100 lashes and work 6mths in Gaol Gang.

Died 24/10/1822.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 17th October, 2012 made the following changes:

source, date of death 24th October, 1822, gender

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