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Benjamin Gough, one of 270 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 10 August 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||11th February, 1882
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 145 (74)
||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 24th July, 2018 wrote:
Benjamin Gough was 41 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for ‘Stealing Flour’ - he was 5’6¼” tall, ruddy coplexion, brown hair, dark brown whiskers, grey eyes, literate, protestant, single, scar on left eyebrow, scar on right wrist, dent in lower part of breast, scar top of forehead.
Native Place: Marlbrough, Wiltshire.
13/10/1851: Married Benjamin Gough, 49, a widower and a farmer - Flora was 38, a servant. Married at Franklin. Flora died in 1854.
7/4/1864 The Mercury, Hobart:
REFUSING TO WORK ON BOARD SHIP.-Benjamin
Gough pleaded guilty to having refused to work on board the barque Crishna, and was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment.
27/1/1870: Benjamin Gough, aged 68, a widower married Mary Ann Summers, a widow, 66, at Port Cgynet.
17/5/1879 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston:
Still working as a fisherman, he caught a Frost Fish (usually found in NZ) ....The specimen which is now on view in the local Museum is ‘4ft 6in long, and was obtained by Mr Benjamin Gough, of Port Esperance.
11/2/1882: Benjamin Gough died of ‘Rupture and old age, aged, 77, a Fisherman, at Port Cygnet.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 24th July, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th February, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime