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Benjamin Gough

Benjamin Gough, one of 270 convicts transported on the William Jardine, 10 August 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Gough
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 11th February, 1882
Age: 79 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Jardine
Departure date: 10th August, 1844
Arrival date: 20th November, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 145 (74)
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 24th July, 2018 wrote:

Benjamin Gough was 41 years old on arrival in VDL - he was transported for ‘Stealing Flour’ - he was 5’6ΒΌ” 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.

14/11/1848: TOL

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:
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

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