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Francis Bodenham

Francis Bodenham, one of 200 convicts transported on the Sir William Bensley, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Bodenham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Engraver
Date of Death: 1858
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Bigamy
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir William Bensley
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 10th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 297 (150). NSW State Archives, Butts of COF (NRS 12210) Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=5661
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 1st April, 2013 wrote:

Francis Bodenham was transferred from Sydney to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Elizabeth Henrietta’ arriving 28/09/1817.

annette on 6th February, 2019 wrote:

He marr Amy Pacy in 1812 surrey, England Dau Emma b 1814. Whilst marr, he married Eliza Ketch in 1814. Had his trial at the Old Baily.  Age 25 when transported. occupation engraver. 1819 Francis marr Sarah franks in Hobart.he was 29, sarah 22, an illiterate convict, transported for larcency in 1818. francis got cert of freedom in 1822. but Francis & Sarah committed again for 7 yrs for receiving stolen goods.  1825 Francis was a gaoler at Port Macquarie.  1828 census both Francis and wife still at Port Macquarie.  1829 Francis granted Cert of Freedom. 1837 Francis on the ‘Phoenix’ moored in Sydney harbour.  1841- Francis arrested for stealing watches.
1848- Francis marr Catherine Conolly in Bathhurst on 20/9/1858.
Francis d. 2/12/1858 in Liverpool, Sydney age 69.
no mention of wife or family.

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2019 wrote:

Certificate of Freedom No.29/761 dated 30 July 1829, Trade: Engraver, Year of Birth 1790

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 1st April, 2013 made the following changes:

source, gender

annette on 6th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1858 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 6th February, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 297 (150). NSW State Archives, Butts of COF (NRS 12210) Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?detail=1&type=C&id=56

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