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Benjamin Hinks

Benjamin Hinks, one of 150 convicts transported on the Caledonia, 05 July 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Hinks
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Caledonia
Departure date: 5th July, 1820
Arrival date: 17th November, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 335 (169)
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 16th August, 2012 wrote:

Benjamin Hinks was 24 years old and was transported for stealing a saddle, value 40s., the goods of George Sherward, a horse dealer.
James Francis was found guilty of receiving the same saddle, and was transported for 14 years, he was 45 years old.

There were many punishments; assaulting a Doctor, disobeying orders, being drunk, and stealing £43 from Johnathan Smith-discharged. This was the last entry in the conduct record.

Living in Launceston;
8/2/1822: Was overseer of goal gang, Launceston.
3/8/1822: appointed as a Constable at George Town by the Commandant at Port Dalrymple.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1795-00-00, gender m

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