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Benjamin Davidson

Benjamin Davidson, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Davidson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th June, 1834
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Theft~housebreaking
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 123 (64)
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

Nell Murphy on 20th April, 2016 wrote:

Benjamin Davidson was convicted at Aberdeen on 20 Apr 1829 for housebreaking and theft. Previous offences. 14yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Surrey’ 1839.

Oct 1832 Launceston: Breaking down a door and threatening people with a knife. 2mths imprisonment with hard labour.
June 1833: Drunk & threatening his Service Mistress. 50 lashes.

Executed, Hobart Town 16 June 1834. (ref. Conduct Record.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 20th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 16th June, 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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