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Benjamin Eaton, one of 230 convicts transported on the Dudbrook, 17 November 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||22nd January, 1863
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 572
||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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Anonymous on 10th July, 2011 wrote:
Born Woodford, Northampton, Benjamin EATON worked as a groom at Woodford house. Married to Mary Ann HARRIS. In 1851 he was charged and found guilty of setting a haystack alight. He denied the charge, but was found guilty by evidence of large shoe prints with particular markings which led to his home and matched his large feet. Detained on the hulk "Defence" until 17 Nov 1852 when he was sent to West Australia. Granted Ticket of Leave in 1854. His wife and 5 children followed in 1855. Lived in Albany, WA, died of cancer in 1863, buried in Pioneer Cemetary in Albany.
Convict Changes History
Annette on 22nd December, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1817, date of death 22nd January, 1863, gender, occupation, crime