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Details for the convict Benjamin Griffiths (1842)

Convict Name:Benjamin Griffiths
Trial Place:Pembroke Assizes
Trial Date:29 July 1840
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Tortoise
Arrival Year:1842
 
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Convict No: 28484 Extra Identifier: SEE Surname: SEE Given Names: Voyage Ship: Tortoise Voyage No: 187 Arrival Date: 19 Feb 1842 Departure Date: 26 Oct 1841 Departure Port: Plymouth
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
Conduct Record: CON33/1/17 Muster Roll: Appropriation List: CON27/1/9 Other Records: Indent: CON14/1/13 Description List: CON18/1/30 p262 Remarks Application to bring out family GO33/1/72 p783
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onduct record PAGE 142: CON33/1/17 - Description:Tortoise HMS
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
Griffiths was convicted of the murder of the owner of the house, my 3x great grandfather Shadrach Lewis. John Colby was Shadrach's employer not the accuser; book by Gwylon Phillips.
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
Rebecca Riots: They were a series of protests undertaken by local farmers and agricultural workers in response to perceived unfair taxation. The rioters, often men dressed as women.
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
CRIME DETAILS: Three poachers, stoked up on ‘a crowns worth’ of ale, decide to pull the roof off Shadrack Lewis’ house to teach the man a lesson. Lewis is known to be a police informer.
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
But because Lewis is widely disliked, hundreds petition for clemency for the condemned man who struck the fatal blow. Thus Beni Griffiths is transported for murder, and demolishing a house.
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017
Family arrived 25 Mar 1855 Ocean Chief
Submitted by Researcher (8648) on 6 November 2017

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/12, p.388

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