Bennett, William Harrard

Convict tried at Surrey who settled in Parramatta and became a wealthy baker and landowner.

Milestone
Born
England
1786
Arrived Sydney
14 Sep 1818
Died
Parramatta
03 Jun 1860
Name
Alternate
Bennett, William Habbard
Alternate
Bennett, William Havvard
Alternate
Bennett, William Hebbard
Occupation
Position
1818
Property
Owner of
1828 - 1860
Owner of
1830 - 1860
Relationship
Parent of
Parent of
Spouse
1820 - 1847

Elizabeth Agnes Miller

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2015

Elizabeth Agnes Miller arrived in Sydney on the ill-famed 'floating brothel', the Janus, having received a 14-year sentence for possession of forged banknotes. She soon married William H Bennett and rose to become a respectable baker's wife and matriarch in the town of Parramatta in the second quarter of the nineteenth century

William H Bennett

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2015

Sentenced to seven years transportation for theft, William H Bennett progressed from being a convict in a 'town gang' at Parramatta to being a highly respectable baker and landholder. Like other upwardly mobile emancipists, William Bennett negotiated the degradations of the convict system while keeping sight of the opportunities the new colony offered.