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Benjamin Morgan

Benjamin Morgan, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 01 April 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Morgan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 24th July, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 148
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

D Wong on 26th September, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey:
BENJAMIN MORGAN, Theft > burglary, 12th September 1821.

BENJAMIN MORGAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Smith, about one o’clock in the night of the 10th of September , at St. Andrew, Holborn , with intent to steal, and stealing therein, three tea-kettles, value 1 l.; one coal scuttle, value 9 s., and one spoon, value 1 s., his property.

GEORGE AVIS . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was returning from St. Giles’s a little past one o’clock last Tuesday morning, the 10th of September, and met the prisoner within a door or two of the Blue Boar Inn, Holborn, nearly opposite Red Lion-street, with three copper tea-kettles in one hand, and a coal scuttle in the other. I asked what he had there; he said, his own property. I said I was an officer, and must know where he brought it from; he said, from his own place, Fox-court, Gray’s Inn-lane, and was going to take it to his brother, as he expected to be seized on in the morning. I said it was an unseasonable hour, and he must go to the watch-house to satisfy me. In going along, he begged me to let him go, I refused, and took him to the watch-house in Eagle-street, and found the gravy-spoon in his left breast pocket. I asked his name and residence; he said he lived where he could. In the morning I told him I had found the owner out; he said, he might as well tell the truth, and that he got them from a house in Brownlow-street, that he got through the broken railing, and came out at the street door.
(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.
GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.
Recommended to Mercy.

Colonial Secretary:
MORGAN, Benjamin. Per “Asia”, 1822
1823 May 31:Re bond (Reel 6057; 4/1767 p.13)
1824 c.Apr: Sawyer. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265d)

1823/24/25 Census:
Benjamin Morgan C Asia 1820 Life Government Servant to Mr Hutchinson, Sydney.

1844: TOL Penrith
22/2/1845: TOL Passport, Penrith Bench
17/2/1846: TOL Passport, on Mr Ryan’s orders
6/3/1847: TOL Passport, on application of Mr Roberts
31/12/1851: TOL Yass.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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