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Benjamin Needes, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 14 March 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th January, 1880
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Devon Tiverton Borough Quarter Sessions
14th March, 1851
28th June, 1851
|Place of arrival
Travelled with 294 other convicts
||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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D Wong on 28th April, 2014 wrote:
NEEDES Benjamin, Age 30, Married 2 child, Read/write imperfect, Trade Labourer, Convicted 28 December 1848 Tiverton Sessions, Crime stealing a bag and wheat, Sentence 7 years, received 7 August 1849 from Tiverton, Previous conviction - two other indictments, Special remarks blank, Religion - Protestant, Removed 28 June 1850 to Stirling Castle Hulk - Portsmouth
On arrival - Benjamin NEEDES Age 33, Hair brown, Eyes blue, Eybrows and Lashes brown, Nose large, Mouth large, Visage fresh, Make stout, Married or Single married 2 children, Residence of the Prisoner’s relatives or friends Wife Tiverton.
Benjamin was a labourer, at Bunbury
28 Jun 1851: TOL
Description 28 Jun 1851: Height 5 feet 9 inches. Hair brown. Eyes light. Visage round. Complexion fresh. Appearance very stout. Marks - scar under chin. Trade - labourer. Marital - married, children 2.
23 Apr 1853: Applied for wife and children to come to Australia.
Wife Elizabeth BURROWS - Born: 1823, Died: 21 Nov 1869 and was buried: - St Mark’s Churchyard, Picton, Western Australia.
24 Mar 1854: Arrived per ‘Victory’ with 2 children Amelia(9) and William(4). Shipping Register says Elizabeth was 31.
Occupation, 1860: Became a farmer, applied for 40 acres in 1860. Employed 8 T/L (ticket of leave?) men on occassions between 1862 and 1871.
28 Apr 1875: Departed for England.
john Andrewartha on 7th February, 2020 wrote:
This is = Benjamin Needes (1817 - 1880) = Family Tree Link
Convict Changes History
LYNNE MAYO on 28th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 28th April, 2014 made the following changes:
alias1: Needs, occupation
john Andrewartha on 7th February, 2020 made the following changes:
source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Needes-17 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 82), date of death: 1880 (prev. 0000)
john Andrewartha on 12th February, 2020 made the following changes:
date of death: 6th January, 1880 (prev. 1880)