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Benjamin Bishop

Benjamin Bishop, one of 170 convicts transported on the Mary, 21 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 27th October, 1833
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Herts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 21st August, 1832
Arrival date: 5th January, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 398
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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No; 33-32 27
Name: Benjamin Bishop
Age: 26. Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Date of conviction: 29 Feb 1832
Place of Conviction: Herts Assizes
Vessel: Mary (4)
Port of Arrival: New South Wales. Date of Arrival: 6 Jan 1833

Education: None
Religion; Protestant
Single or Married; Single
Native Place: Essex
Calling; Farm laborer, shepherd, milks
Offence; Highway Robbery
Date of Trial: 29 February 1832
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/4 inches
Complexion: Dark sallow
Hair: DK. bn. to blk.
Eyes; Chestnut
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879

Name: Benjm Bishop
Estimated birth year: abt 1806
Age: 27
Date of Death: 27 Oct 1833
District: Parramatta. Dr Anderson

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th January, 2021 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship: Mary.
Name; Benjamin Bishop
Age; 26
Disease; Incip. Scurvy
Date; 5 Dec 1832
Discharged; 6 Jan 1833 - Sydney Hospital

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 7th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th October, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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