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Joseph SHADBOLT
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Benjamin SHADBOLT
(1781-1856)
Catherine TOWERS
Benjamin SHADBOLT
(1825-1882)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Caroline CHARLES

2. Elizabeth PERHAM

Benjamin SHADBOLT

  • Born: 7 Mar 1825, Digswell, Hertfordshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Caroline CHARLES on 25 Apr 1844 in Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth PERHAM in 1866
  • Died: 13 Apr 1882, Duvauchelles, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand at age 57
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bullet  Research Notes:

Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mayda
Departure date: 27th August, 1845
Arrival date*: 27th April, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land

Benjamin was married, in England, to Caroline Charles and had a daughter. He was found guilty of stealing and given a 15 yr sentence in 1845. He went to Norfolk Island and then van Diemens Land (Tasmania). He met Elizabeth Perham in Tasmania when he was a 'Ticket of Leave' convict on her family's farm. He was in trouble with the law several times and they went to New Zealand where they married, in Christchurch, in 1866. They had many children. He became a successful farmer, Inn Keeper, Race Horse owner and local politician. He was a very colourful character. There are numerous descendants in both Australia and New Zealand. He died in Christchurch, NZ, aged 57 yrs. His parents were Benjamin Shadbolt or Shotbolt and Catherine Towers of Hertfordshire, England.


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Benjamin married Caroline CHARLES on 25 Apr 1844 in Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England. (Caroline CHARLES was born in 1825 in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, England and died in 1861.)


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Benjamin next married Elizabeth PERHAM in 1866. (Elizabeth PERHAM was born circa 1836 and died in 1903.)


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