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Benjamin Durrant, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||7th November, 1868
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197)
||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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D Wong on 12th April, 2014 wrote:
Benjamin Durrant was 44 years old when convicted of stealing a frock and books.
Goal Report: Very bad~transported in 1825 for stealing clothes, 7 years, served 4 years and 3 months at Gosport.
Surgeons Report: Very worthless fellow.
Benjamin was married with wife Lydia and 3 children at Brighton.
Benjamin had light grey eyes, brown to grey hair, 5’2 1/2” tall.
11/4/1834: Absconded and apprehended.
13/5/1834:Hobart Town Police Report: Benjamin Durrant, for absenting himself from his duty, and making away with a pair of shoes, his master’s property, was ordered to Nottman’s road party for twelve months.
Many more indiscretions on his conduct record.
7/11/1868: Benjamin died at Port Arthur (could not find anything on how he got there).
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 12th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th November, 1868 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime