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Benjamin Bishop

Benjamin Bishop, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Benjamin Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Upholsterer
Date of Death: 28th December, 1828
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 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDetails.aspx?ImageId=23426
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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 27th May, 2012 wrote:

8/9/1821: Employed at Grose Farm. On list of persons victualled.
30/9/1822: On list of prisoners assigned.
Jan.1824: On return of Settler’s men punished in the County of Westmoreland.
24/11/1825: On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of NSW.
7/12/1825: Convicted of being accessory before the fact, sentence of death commuted to transportation to Moreton Bay for life. (Colonial Secretary Papers)

8/12/1825: Robert Storey, William Percival, Benjamin Bishop and Nathaniel ?? were indicted for shooting at Mr. R. Thompson on the 14th July last.  Benjamin was a servant on the farm of a Mr Rankin near Bathurst and a neighbour of Mr Thompson.  Robert Storey worked for Mr Thompson and set fire to his house and then they tried to shoot him.  Benjamin was an accessory to this.  Benjamin was gound guilty and was sentenced to transportation to Moreton Bay for life.

In 1826 he is listed as clearing ground on Moreton Bay.

In the NSW Gov. Convict Records is states that Bemjamin died on Moreton Bay in 1830.  However, in the 7/6/1836 publication of the Gazette they still have him listed in the Absconders’s list, so maybe he just escaped.

Tracy Edwards on 1st April, 2018 wrote:

Died 28 December 1828 as per Moreton Bay Convict Register.

Maureen Withey on 8th February, 2020 wrote:

Moreton Bay records:
Received at Moreton Bay, 22 March 1826.  Date of his conviction at Surrey Ass.  29 Mar 1819. Colonial sentence: 24 Nov 1825. Accessory before the fact and shooting at Mr Thompson. Death, commuted to Transportation for Life.
Description: Native of Surrey, age 27, 5ft 8 ¾; fair ruddy complexion, dark flaxen hair, hazle eyes.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 27th May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1801-00-00, date of death 1830-00-00, gender m

Tracy Edwards on 1st April, 2018 made the following changes:

source: http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDetails.aspx?ImageId=23426 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 185 (94)), date of death: 28th December, 1828 (prev. 1830)

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