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Benjamin Skelton

Benjamin Skelton, one of 220 convicts transported on the George the Third, 12 December 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Skelton
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lincoln. Lindsey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: George the Third
Departure date: 12th December, 1834
Arrival date: 12th March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 491 (247)
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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ELIZABETH DAVIES on 25th April, 2019 wrote:

Prior to his transportation, Benjamin was held on the prison hulk “Justitia” in the river Thames.
The transportation record states that the vessel George the Third struck rocks in the mouth of the River Derwent on 12 April 1835, with many lives lost. The fate of the convicts is noted under their names. Some were “saved”, but unfortunately Benjamin was “drowned.”

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