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Benjamin Rooker, one of 210 convicts transported on the Lady East, 04 November 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 217 (110)
||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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Anonymous on 4th August, 2012 wrote:
Benjamin Rooker was transported for stealing clothes. He was born on 11/4/1083 in Birmingham and was 21 years old. Report says: Bad, convicted before.
Benjamin was 5’8" tall, dark complexion, dark grey eyes, dark brown hair, said he was not married but had 1 child, man and woman above joint right arm, mand and woman, heart and dart below mermaid above elbow joint, anchor man BP, 5 stars finger and thumb left arm left hand.
1830 Muster: Free by servitude.
7/6/1836: Charged with assault on Catherine Parsons-dismissed.
8/6/1836: Charged with feloniously receiving a stolen silk cloak.
21/6/1835: Charged with passing a bad dollar to Mrs Long at the Public House on the wharf-dismissed.
1838: Married Margaret Fitzmaurice, born 1816 (seems she was not a convict) and had a child Thomas Benjamin Rooker. Thomas died in June 1856, the Inquest says he was a hard drinker and died from water on the brain and an epileptic fit, he was married to Elizabeth Moore.
15/2/1839: Benjamin Rooker and 3 others, 4 most notorious flash men of Saint Giles’ were charged with disorderly conduct - fined 11s.
17/4/1840: Charged with assaulting a Constable-fined Â£5.
22/5/1840: Fined Â£20 for unlawfully selling spirits.
20/11/1841: Charged with keeping a disorderly house in Goulburn Street, the prosecutor saying it was a common brothel, also selling sly grog - Jury deliberated for 1 hour, Not Guilty.
There is some discrepancy in death dates here: One says Thomas Benjamin died in 1857, but the Inquest in June 1856 also says that his name was Thomas Benjamin Rooker. So 1 was the father and one the son, which is which??
Convict Changes History
Anonymous on 4th August, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1803-00-00, gender m