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James Bishop

James Bishop, one of 160 convicts transported on the Layton, 13 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 13th June, 1827
Arrival date: 9th October, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 209 (106)
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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Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Records.
Convict Conduct Record.
No. 977. James Bishop, Layton, Tried 9 Mar 1826, Life. Transported for Highway robbery. M (mother) Mary Bishop at Harboro’. I worked for W. Felton at Harboro’, Publican, single.
Conditional Pardon 27 Jan 1840
Free Pardon, 31 May 1843.

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Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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