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Benjamin Hill

Benjamin Hill, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Hill
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Street robbery
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: York
Departure date: 11th August, 1832
Arrival date: 29th December, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 392
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

Anonymous on 24th June, 2012 wrote:

married susan smith
daughter maria sarah hill

Anonymous on 25th June, 2012 wrote:

Benjamin was 19 year old, pockpitted, light grey eyes, brown hair 5’5 3/4" tall, single, crucifix inside right arm, merd inside left arm.

Conduct Record: From 30/7/1833, AWOL, insolence, bad language damaging his bedding, taking his Master’s horse and riding it in the streets of Hobart, drunkenness etc up to 1842, resulting in, Tread wheel, hard labour, solitary on bread and water, transportation extended 12 months, 3 years and put in Road Gangs etc.

25/2/1834: Colonial Times Hobart.  Hobart Town Police Report: Mr John Petchey appeared voluntarily to answer the complaint of his assigned servant Benjamin Hill - for not providing him with sufficient shoes - complaint dismissed - Hill was returned to the Public Works and recommended to be assigned to the interior.

10/3/1835: Ordered 3 years to a road party for absconding.

21/5/1843: cof

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 24th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813-00-00, gender m

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