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Benjamin Cartwright

Benjamin Cartwright, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Cartwright
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Miner
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 270
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, 2011 wrote:

he was a miner

Anonymous on 20th May, 2012 wrote:

Benjamin Cartwright was transported for stealing a cow.  He was 23 years old, could read, Protestant, single, no previous convictions, 5’5.5" tall, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, and brown or black hair.  Remarks: weak eyes.

26/5/1829: Absconded from Hyde Park Barracks.

1838L TOL Campbfelltown
30/1/1847: CP

NSW BDM records a death in 1847, there is no marriage or children for Benjamin that I could find.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 20th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1804-00-00, gender m

connieguy on 21st October, 2014 made the following changes:


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