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Benjamin Green

Benjamin Green, one of 192 convicts transported on the Albion, 29 May 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Green
Aliases: Ben Green
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 14th February, 1830
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 29th May, 1828
Arrival date: 3rd November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 408 Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra, 2013, Moreton Bay Runaways database England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England Yorkshire - North Riding 1828
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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Dianne Jones on 5th February, 2021 wrote:

CRIME: Warehouse breaking

DIED: At Moreton Bay penal settlement (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra, 2013).

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 wrote:

1827, January: He appeared before the January Sessions at West Riding, York, and was found not guilty of larceny (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England, Yorkshire - West Riding 1827).

1828, 22 March: A weaver, he appeared at the York Lent Assizes where he was sentenced to life for warehouse breaking and stealing. Samuel CHALLENGER, a ploughman and shepherd, who also appeared on the same charge, received the same sentence. Two other accomplices received sentences of two years and a third man was not prosecuted (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England Yorkshire - North Riding 1828; and New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; 1828 Albion).

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 wrote:

1828: On arrival in NSW, he was 24, and married with two children. He had two previous convictions prior to his sentence of transportation for life. He was 5’8” tall, with a fresh complexion, dark brown hair and blue to grey eyes. He was sent into the service of Major Druitt at Mount Druitt (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1827-1828).

Note about Major Druitt: George Druitt, “military officer, public servant and settler, was born probably in Ireland in 1775” and died in 1842. As a government civil engineer, “the public works he supervised included Fort Macquarie, the government stables, St James’s Church, the convict barracks and many roads and bridges, including those to South Head and Parramatta. In addition he controlled the dockyard and had responsibilities connected with the artillery and the quartermaster-general’s branch… What became the suburb of Mount Druitt, 43 km west of the centre of Sydney, was named by him; it is situated largely on [a grant]… of 2,000 acres approved by Governor Macquarie (see M. Austin, ‘Druitt, George (1775–1842)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, ANU, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/druitt-george-1994/text2431, accessed 6 February 2021).

1829, 10 April: From the Australian, p3:

“SUPREME COURT.—(Criminal Side.)
“John Batterby, Samuel Challenger, Benjamin Green and Richard Chambers were indicted for burglary, at the house of Mr. Hall, at Bathurst, on the 27th of Dec. last. It was proved by James Roberts, an informer, that the prisoners, who are assigned servants to Major Druitt, agreed to rob Mr. Hall’s house, of which intention, Roberts having given information to Mr. Hogdon, chief constable, the latter, together with some more constables, planted themselves on the night in question near Mr. Hall’s house, and secured the prisoners just as they had broken open the window blind, and were endeavouring to move a pane of glass from the window— Guilty.”

A very lengthy account of the same trial was published on 11 April in the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, p2. Some facts were at odds with the Australia’s report; for example, the Gazette reported that Mr Hall’s house was at Windsor and the burglary happened on 22 December. The prisoners, being found guilty, were remanded.

In a follow-up on 18 April, the Gazette reported:
“John Batley [not Batterby], Samuel Challenger, Benjamin Green, and Richard Chinn [not Chambers], for burglary – Death recorded.”

The Australian’s follow-up on 23 April reported:
“CRIMINAL COURT. THURSDAY. The three learned Judges sat to pass sentence…for burglary; J. Battersby [not Batterby], Samuel Challenger, Benjamin Green, Richard Chin [not Chambers], death recorded…”

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 wrote:

1829, 16 April: Sentenced by the Criminal Court, Sydney, for burglary – life commuted from death. Samuel CHALLENGER (per Albion 1828) faced a similar charge and received the same sentence. Both men were admitted to the Phoenix Hulk on this day (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk: Entrance Books, 1825-1831).

1829, 16 August: Discharged from the Phoenix Hulk, along with Samuel Challenger, to be sent to Moreton Bay per Waterloo (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891; Phoenix Hulk Discharge Book, 1825-1830).

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 wrote:

1829, August…: Aged 26 on admission, he arrived at Moreton Bay per Waterloo. So did Samuel Challenger (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database).

1829, 2 November: He ran away, and was at large for 63 days; he was returned to the penal settlement on 4 January 1830 (see Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra 2013, Moreton Bay Convict Runaways database).

1830, 14 February: Died at Moreton Bay (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 5th February, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 408 Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra, 2013, Moreton Bay Runaways database (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number H

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 408 Kenneth J Lamb, Canberra, 2013, Moreton Bay Runaways database England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892; England Yorkshire - North Riding 18

Dianne Jones on 6th February, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Ben Green

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