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Benjamin Durrant

Benjamin Durrant, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Durrant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 7th November, 1868
Age: 80 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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 393 (197)
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 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.

15/10/1843: TOL

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

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