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Benjamin Needes

Benjamin Needes, one of 296 convicts transported on the Pyrenees, 14 March 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Needes
Aliases: Needs
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 6th January, 1880
Age: 63 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Devon Tiverton Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyrenees
Departure date: 14th March, 1851
Arrival date: 28th June, 1851
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Needes-17
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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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)

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