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Benjamin Briggs

Benjamin Briggs, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Briggs
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 1882
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 22nd November, 1843
Arrival date: 3rd April, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 501 (232)
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

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2020 wrote:

Benj. Briggs and Daniel Vince, charged with having stolen, from the bam of Thomas Boutell at Kersey, about six bushels of undressed wheat, his property.
Suffolk Chronicle, 15 July 1843.
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REMOVAL OF CONVICTS.- On Wednesday last, the following seven convicts were removed from Bury Goal to the Millbank Prison, by order of the Secretary of State, viz.: Robert Fisher and George Kett, to be transported for 15 years; Henry Horrex and William Grimwade. for 12 years; and Benj. Briggs, John Stedman, and Charlotte Blunston, for 10 years,
Ipswich Journal, 16 Sept 1843.
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Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-53$init=CON33-1-53p50

Ellen Spiro on 22nd July, 2021 wrote:

CRIME: Benj. Briggs and Daniel Vince, charged with having stolen, from the bam of Thomas Boutell at Kersey, about six bushels of undressed wheat, his property.  Suffolk Chronicle, 15 July 1843_
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Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-53$init=CON33-1-53p50
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Died 1882: found dead, with a broken spine, under a train carriage in Sydney. No knowledge of how,when,by whom or accidental. See https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/1785/images/32090_223369-00040?pId=87683

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Ellen Spiro on 22nd July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1882 (prev. 0000), crime

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