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Rees Ellis

Rees Ellis, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 27 September 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rees Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: Merioneth Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 27th September, 1834
Arrival date: 30th January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 438
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 20th January, 2014 wrote:

Rees Ellis was 45 years old and was transported for “Gaining money under false pretences”.

27/10/1841: COF

D Wong on 21st January, 2014 wrote:

20/8/1849: CP Listed at Rees Evans-Bengal Merchant 1835. Note: There was no Rees Evans on the voyage.

Also found a death in 1874 for Reece Ellis on the NSW BDM, died aged 80 at Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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