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Benjamin Birmingham

Benjamin Birmingham, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Birmingham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 5th January, 1829
Age: 44 years

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 178
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Ship; Malabar
Age - 44
Died - Sydney
Date - 05/01/1829
Remarks: St Phillips Sydney

D Wong on 12th July, 2020 wrote:

Star (London) London, England
18 Mar 1819:
Joseph Knipe, Thomas Smart, John Ward, and Benjamin Birmingham, were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Springate, in the night time, between the 27th and 28th October last, in the parish of Linton, and stealing therefrom twenty-two pieces of Irish linen, a large quantity of tea and tobacco, worth in the whole about £160.
The case went to the Jury under the Learned Judge’s directions, and they found all the prisoners Guilty___Death.

Joseph Knipe on board.
Thomas Smart on board.
John Ward on board.

Benjamin Birmingham was listed as 35 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Lymington.

Benjamin was 5’5¾” tall, fair pale complexion, brown hair, dark eyes.

29/12/1827: TOL - Sydney - pale ruddy complexion, brown to grey hair, grey eyes, lame of right leg.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1785 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th January, 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 12th July, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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