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George Benson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Benson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Hawker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sophia
Departure date: 15th September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 186 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Keith South on 13th April, 2015 wrote:

George was a native of Fermanagh, 20 and married. His wife Ellen Johnstone or Benson arrived on the Edward in 1929.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No;
Name; George Benson
Age; 22 [1806]
Native Place; Fermanagh
Trade or calling; Pedlar
Trial where & Date; Antrim - 21 March 1828. Stealing Watch
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/2 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Ruddy and Pock pitted
Assigned; John Cunningham, Wilberforce
Additional remarks noted against name; WIFE convicted and expected as Elen Johnstone or Benson.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 13th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search&ship=Sophia+(1829) (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Benson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1807, date of

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th February, 2021 made the following changes:


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