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Benjamin James

Benjamin James, one of 188 convicts transported on the Recovery, 30 July 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin James
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Glamorgan Great Session
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 30th July, 1819
Arrival date: 18th December, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 190
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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Maureen Withey on 6th September, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

JAMES, Benjamin. Per “Recovery”, 1819.

1819 Dec 30 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Recovery” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.144)

1823 Aug 1 - On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.62, 414-5)

James Benjamin, Recovery (2), 27, Sailor and Butcher, Swansea, 5 feet 4½, blue eyes, flaxen hair, fresh pale comp. From Mr. J. B. Bettington. A notorious runaway.
NSW Govt Gaz. 4 Apr 1832.

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