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James Bishop

James Bishop, one of 178 convicts transported on the Portland, 19 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Stable boy
Date of Death: 1836
Age: 21 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portland
Departure date: 19th November, 1831
Arrival date: 26th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 177 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 227 (116)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th August, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; James Bishop
No; 74? - 110
Age;  17 Est Date of Birth; 1815
Education: Read & Write
Religion; Protestant, Single,
Native Place: London
Calling; Stableman
Offence; Stealing Handkerchiefs
Date of Trial: London. 20th October 1831
Sentence: 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 3 3/4 inches
Complexion: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes; Blueish
Noted against name; Killed at Windsor in August 1836. In the service of Christopher Flinn. 
The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838) Fri 11 Nov 1836
Page 3
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 1836. - Died after a bout of Prize Fighting.
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register, 1826-1879
Name: James Bishop
Date of Death: Aug 1836
District: Ultimo

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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