|Age when admitted:||9yrs|
|Date admitted:||10 May 1828|
|Date discharged:||9 Jul 1830|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Remarks:||father died in America - mother married William Stevens 1829|
|References:||SWD24p25, CSO1/122, CSO5/86/1885|
Benjamin Frankland and his convict mother Elizabeth Frankland (nee Adshead) are part of my family tree through my paternal grandmother Margaret Edney Francis whose mother, Jane Wishart Frankland, was a daughter of Benjamin Frankland and Elizabeth Wishart.
Benjamin Frankland and wife and family departed Hobart for Tarraville Victoria via Port Albert about 1855, the computed birth year from age and marriage and death records for Jane Wishart Frankland. I have not been able to locate her birth records.
The Franklands were accompanied by Elizabeth's mother Elizabeth Black (previously Wishart, nee McLain) and her husband convict Henry Black. Elizabeth Black died before 1870. A Mrs M'Nish befriended the ailing Henry Black in their home and married him just about a month before his death, the will having been rewritten in her favour and the assets of Henry Black went to M'Nish probably leading to the second insolvency for Benjamin Frankland. Henry Black was on the electoral roll as owner of the store which was the business that Benjamin was operating. Details of the insolvency and court case Frankland vs M'Nish are in the National Library of Australia digitised newspapers of the time.
Greg Allen 25/1/2012