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Benjamin Lawrence

Benjamin Lawrence, one of 250 convicts transported on the General Stewart, 19 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Lawrence
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th May, 1846
Age: 48 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Stewart
Departure date: 19th July, 1818
Arrival date: 31st December, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 74
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

Sarah on 16th December, 2017 wrote:

Married fellow convict, Bridget Neil in Parramatta

D Wong on 18th December, 2017 wrote:

2/3/1818 Salisbury and Winchester Journal Wiltshire, England:
Benj. Lawrence, for stopping John Gray on the highway in the parish of Romsey, and stealing from his cart a breast of mutton and other property.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
LAWRENCE, Benjamin. Per “General Stuart”, 1818

1819 Oct 4,5:  Re permission to marry at Sydney (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.281)

**No marriage found.

11/6/1831: Permission to marry Bridget Neil (Brothers) aged 27 - Condition: Bond.
Benjamin was 36 and had a TOL.
Married at St Johns, Parramatta. (Bridget listed as Neal on the NSW BDM).

1832: Son - George Lawrence born - died 1899 at Cowra (NSW BDM)

1846: Benjamin died in NSW - listed as 65 years old.

1857: Bridget died. (NSW BDM).

Convict Changes History

Sarah on 16th December, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th May, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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