Benjamin INGRAM

Family name(s) INGRAM, INGRAHAM
Given name(s) Benjamin
Alternate name(s)
Sex Male
Occupation No trade recorded
Age when departed England 18
Trial date 8 December 1784
Trial place Old Bailey, London
Crimes Stealing linen handkerchief
Value of crimes 1 shillings
Original sentence Transportation
Transported for 7 years
Ship Scarborough
Date left colony
Date of Death 26 January 1795


Another young pickpocket.Sentenced to 100 lashes (“50 now and 50 when he can”) for stealing 2 pounds of flour, and absconding in November 1789.He escaped again in June 1790, for which he received 300 lashes. On 3 September 1792 he was caught stealing after breaking into a house, for which he was sentenced to life at Norfolk Island.Ended “a life of wretchedness and villainy” by suicide.