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Benjamin Griffiths

Benjamin Griffiths, one of 210 convicts transported on the Emperor Alexander, 06 April 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Hereford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Emperor Alexander
Departure date: 6th April, 1833
Arrival date: 12th August, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 209 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 37 (20)
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

Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Report- original conviction -20 March 1832, at Hereford Asizes, for stealing timber. Gaol report - convicted before, Bad character. He stated he had been jailed once before for two months, for a similar offence. Single.
Last entry, dated 27th Nov 1838, “Drunk and in possession of a bag under suspicious circumstances - discharged.”

Civil Registration, Tasmania. (Via Familysearch)
Burial in the parish of Campbell Town, 13 Dec 1838, Benjamin Griffiths, age 30, abode, Campbell Town, Ticket of Leave.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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