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John Bishop

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Mauritius, Port Louis General Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Patriot
Departure date: 19th November, 1837
Arrival date: 1st February, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 wrote:

The Patriot Convict Indentures state that John Bishop was 38 years old.  He could neither read or write; religion Protestant; status married with no (recorded) children and a native of Herefordshire.  His trade was labourer and soldier in 29 Regiment.  He was convicted of mutinous conduct at Mauritius General Court Martial on 2October 1836 and convicted to transportation for life.  He had prior convictions for which he served 2 months, 300 lashes, 200 lashes, 12 months, 1 month, 20 days and 2 years..  Physical attributes - Height 5 feet 7 1/2 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair dark brown and eyes dark hazel.
Transport number: 12.  Prisoner number 38-209.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 19th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (1838) (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Bishop, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1800, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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