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Benjamin Budworth

Benjamin Budworth, one of 184 convicts transported on the Woodford, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Budworth
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 25th July, 1884
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Woodford
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 25th August, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 387 (195)
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

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 wrote:

5/9/1827 Leicester Herald Leicestershire, England:

James Smith and Benjamin Budworth, for stealing at Birmingham from the person of James Lloyd, one 20 pound note, &c. his property.

Benjamin Budworth was listed as 25 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born at Stone, Staffordshire.

Benjamin was 5’6ΒΌ” tall, Brown hair, grey eyes, large round scar inside right arm above the elbow joint, scar on right corner of mouth, flesh mole right side of throat, single.

Mother, brothers and sisters and stepfather at Stone - worked last ofr myself on 50 acres I rented.

1830-35 Musters: Assigned to T. Archer Esq.

24/2/1837: TOL

12/4/1841: CP

14/6/1847: Married Helen Fairley, 30, free, dressmaker - he was 38, free, a butcher - married at St. John’s, Launceston.

25/7/1884: Benjamin Budworth, aged 79, died of cancer, a labourer, at Deloraine, Tas.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 19th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th July, 1884 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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