Name Francis BODENHAM
Country Of Origin England
Born 1790
Died 1858
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1790, Herefordshire, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Engraver, Silversmith
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 18 February 1812, All Saints, Kingston upon Thames, to Ann Patty.
June 1814, Middlesex, London, to Eliza Keattch.
22 March 1819, Hobart, Tasmania, to Sarah Franks.
Trial 11 January 1815, Central Criminal Court, London
August 1822: Hobart
Sentence 1815: Seven years transportation for bigamy.
1822: Sentenced to seven years transportation for robbery and receiving stolen property with his wife Sarah and sent to Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
Arrival 10 March 1817, New South Wales, on the convict ship, Sir William Bensley

28 September 1817, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), on the Elizabeth Henrietta

Police Number 39
Other January 1818: Appointed an overseer on Government working gangs.

July 1818: Appointed constable in Hobart.

October 1818: Advertised watchmaking and engraving services in Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

September 1819: Appointed vice-constable at Government House, Hobart.

September 1819: Punished with 50 lashes and two years on a gaol gang for receiving stolen watches.

September 1822: Transported to New South Wales for seven years.

30 July 1829: Certificate of Freedom, New South Wales.

Death 2 December 1858, Sydney, New South Wales
Trenton Firth to Graham Mulligan, July 2018.
TAHO: CON31/1/1, CON23/1/1 no39, CON13/1/1, RGD36/1/1 no310 Marriage 1819.Web: Ancestry: London, England, Church of England Marriage & Banns 1812; England Pallot’s Marriage Index 1814; New South Wales Certificates of Freedom 1829: Sydney, Australia Anglican Parish Registers Death 1858; Findmypast: Middlesex Marriage Index transcription 1814; Old Bailey Online, Reference t18150111-91, 11 January 1815.
The Hobart Town Gazette & Southern Reporter 31 January 1818, 18 July 1818, 3 October 1818, 4 September 1819, 3 October 1818; Hobart Town Gazette & Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser 8 June 1822, 10 August 1822.