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Benjamin Hill

Benjamin Hill, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Hill
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1782
Occupation: Servant gentleman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 238
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

Carolyn Nock on 8th January, 2017 wrote:

Trial date 11 January 1815
5 Feb 1816 - Benjamin assigned to Liverpool.
1 Oct 1819 - Petition for mitigation of sentence
1822 Benjamin is a brewer of ginger and spruce beer. 1825 Muster - FS- Benjamin working as a publican, Sydney. In Nov 1825 granted a conditional pardon.
1825 ‘Midas - Benjamin’s wife Louisa and his daughter Jane make journey to NSW.  Louisa died of consumption on board ship 9pm October 1825.((See Surgeon’s Report “Midas” 1825) ML. She had been warned by medics not to make the trip to NSW. In December 1819, Benjamin wished to go on board to collect his child. 1828 Census Benjamin Hill is a shopkeeper in Pitt Street.  He wrote his will on 1st May 1830 and lived at Upper Pitt Street.  He was by now holder of property in Pitt Street and his daughter Jane was a boarder at Thomas and Charity Nott’s school in Castlereaggh Street. Benjamin was godfather to Thomas and Charity Nott’s son, Thomas E. Nott Jnr. Probate Index 1800-1901 Series 1 Nos. 1003 and 1346 shows Thomas Nott senior was the executor of Benjamin’s will and probate was granted 19 April 1839.

Convict Changes History

Carolyn Nock on 8th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), occupation

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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