John Bensley (d.1792)

JOHN BENSLEY was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Norfolk Assizes, Norfolk, England and sentenced to seven years transportation on 12 March 1790. BENSLEY arrived with the Third Fleet per Admiral Barrington (1791) on 16 October 1791 but did not last long in the colony. He was buried in an unmarked grave at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 6 April 1792 as “JOHN BENSLOW, Convict” [sic].


  • Alternate: JOHN BENSLOW (c.f. burial record)

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta


  • New South Wales Government, Indents First Fleet, Second Fleet and Ships, Series: NRS 1150; Item: [SZ115]; Microfiche: 622, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).
  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


# Third Fleet

# Convict

# Trial Place: Norfolk Assizes

# Punishment: Seven Years Transportation

# Ship: Admiral Barrington (1791)

# Burial year: 1792

# Grave: unmarked

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