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Benjamin Middleton

Benjamin Middleton, one of 399 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 05 May 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Middleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1872
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Salop Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Moffatt
Departure date: 5th May, 1836
Arrival date: 31st August, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 270
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

Kaye Steedman on 22nd February, 2016 wrote:

Benjamin stole 3 ducks from a deceased neighbour, the neighbour’s brother took him to court.
First placed for 2 years on hulk Justitia, the. To NSW! He worked as a blacksmith , married Caroline Smith ( first wife deceased 1842) then sailed back to England where he had a Blacksmith Business in Yorkshire, immigrated back to Australia, with daughter Sarah, now married to Thomas Bott and adopted son James, on ship Moffatt, arriving 22 aug 1856.

Convict Changes History

Kaye Steedman on 22nd February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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