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Morris Bishop

Morris Bishop, one of 240 convicts transported on the Bardaster, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Morris 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 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Bardaster
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 13th January, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 160. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Queens Orphan School.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2014 wrote:

Married Mary Dea (transported on ‘Blackfriar 1851) (also spelling of “Day”) 25/04/1854 (ref. 64/1854-37).

Colonial Family record:
BISHOP, MORRIS
Gender: Male
Birth
Marriage/Relationship: 1854 - CAMPBELL TOWN, Tasmania ( DAY, MARY ) [e]
Death: 
FAMILY INFORMATION
Children:
28293 BISHOP MARY ANNE 1858
28291 BISHOP WILLIAM       1862
28292 BISHOP ELIZABETH     1865

Queens Orphan School records 2 children were admitted in 1868 because their father was in prison, however discharged into his care in 1870:
Orphan Number: 347
Orphan:  William BISHOP
Mother: DAY, Mary
Father: Bishop, Morris
Mother’s ship: Blackfriar
Father’s ship: Bardaster
Age when admitted: 6yrs
Date admitted: 22 Jan 1868
Date discharged: 16 Feb 1870
Institution(s): Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: father
Remarks: father a prisoner
References: SWD26/10, 27, HAP1871/63

Orphan Number: 346
Orphan:  Mary Ann BISHOP
Mother: DAY, Mary
Father: Bishop, Morris
Mother’s ship: Blackfriar
Father’s ship: Bardaster
Age when admitted: 9yrs
Date admitted: 22 Jan 1868
Date discharged: 16 Feb 1870
Institution(s): Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: father
Remarks:
References: SWD26/10, 27, HAP1871/63

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2014 wrote:

Morris Bishop was convicted at Wilts on 07/03/1835 for Highway Robbery, together with Timothy Grant and John Neal. Life sentence. Previous charge of assault. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Bardaster’ arriving 12/01/1836.
Gaol Report: bad character
Ship Surgeon Report: good

Several records of misconduct and punishments in Colony.

Ticket of Leave 29/04/1845.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 160. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Queens Orphan School. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10,

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2014 made the following changes:

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