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George Bentley Broadbent
George Bentley Broadbent, one of 250 convicts transported on the Ratcliffe, 25 July 1848
Name, Aliases & Gender
||George Bentley Broadbent
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||York, Wakefield Quarter Sessions
25th July, 1848
12th November, 1848
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 249 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 326. Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 16th April, 2019 wrote:
George Bentley BROADHURST was conviced at Wakefield, Yorkshire, England on 2 March 1846 for stealing lead and having a prior conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Hulk report: “good”. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship “Ratcliffe” arriving there 12 Nov 1848. Ship surgeon’s report: “good”.
Aged 20 yrs; single man; kitchen garden hand; 5’8” height; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; thick lips; Roman Catholic; can read & write.
Native place of birth: Harringdon, Yorkshire.
Colony of VDL:
Given Ticket of Leave upon arrival.
Assigned to work services, at Bothwell, Tunbridge, Ross, Cascades, Picton.
1849: Ticket of leave revoked
23 Dec 1853: Certificate of Freedom issued
Further conviction, in the Colony - under the name George BENTLEY.
27 Sept 1860 Launceston Court - stealing from the person. 12mths imprisonment. House of Correction, Launceston.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 16th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 326. Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 326), alias1: Bentley