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Benjamin Briscoe

Benjamin Briscoe, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Briscoe
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Umbrella maker
Date of Death: 1819
Age: 38 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: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 338
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

Anonymous on 1st June, 2012 wrote:

Benjamin Briscoe of Stepney, was aged 21 at his trial for stealing a pocket-book containing two banknotes (1 pound each) from James Barton, clerk to a Mr Callaghan, St. Swithin’s Land.

Benjamin had been goaled at Poultry and transferred the the ‘Captivity’ hulk at Portsmouth.

He attended the Hobart musters in 1811 and 1818.  Together with John Cruse (q.v.) he absented himself from labour in 1807 and was tried by Rev. Robert Knopwood and others who sentenced him to 300 lashes.

Drowned when Urias Allender’s ferry was overturned between Hobart and Kangaroo Point, 24/9/1819.

Benjamin had received a 50 acre land grant from Gov. Macquarie, which was farmed by his widow, together with a further 20 acres which she purchased after his death…An uncle, Capt. Brimstone, assisted with the upbringing of the children.

Anonymous on 1st June, 2012 wrote:

Benjamin Briscoe of Stepney, was aged 21 at his trial for stealing a pocket-book containing two banknotes (1 pound each) from James Barton, clerk to a Mr Callaghan, St. Swithin’s Land.

Benjamin had been goaled at Poultry and transferred the the ‘Captivity’ hulk at Portsmouth.

He attended the Hobart musters in 1811 and 1818.  Together with John Cruse (q.v.) he absented himself from labour in 1807 and was tried by Rev. Robert Knopwood and others who sentenced him to 300 lashes.

Drowned when Urias Allender’s ferry was overturned between Hobart and Kangaroo Point, 24/9/1819.

Benjamin had received a 50 acre land grant from Gov. Macquarie, which was farmed by his widow, together with a further 20 acres which she purchased after his death…An uncle, Capt. Brimstone, assisted with the upbringing of the children.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 1st June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1781-00-00, date of death 1819-00-00, gender m

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