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||24th June, 1826
life span was 54 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
||Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2016 wrote:
Paul BISHOP was convicted at Dublin, Ireland in March 1819. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Bencoolen’ then transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)per the ‘Admiral Cockburn’ Sept 1819.
Assignments in the Colony of VDL.
Some notes of minor misconduct on record.
Killed by a John Clarke or Levy at the Albion Hotel on 24 June 1826 (reconded on Convict sheet)
D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 wrote:
Paul Bishop was 20 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘Stealing a coat and bags’.
30/6/1826 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Shocking Occurrence.— On Thursday week, Paul Bishop, a free man, was stabbed in the forehead by an old invalid, named John Clarke, at the Cat and Fiddle Public-house. It appears,that the unfortunate man lived for two days afterwards. No information was lodged at the Police-office until his death. An Inquest was held upon the body ; and the verdict returned was— Manslaughter.
— Clarke was thereupon fully committed to take his trial for the offence.
1/7/1826 Hobart Town Gazette:
On Monday, a Coroner’s Inquest sat on the body of Paul Bishop, who carne by his
death in consequence of a drunken affray at the Albion public house. He and another named John Clarke, alias Leaver, a crippled invalid, were jesting ,blacking faces and committing other follies until the romp became serious, and Leaver having the knife, with which he cut his tobacco in his hand, wounded Bishop as it appeared by accident in the head, so that the; point of the knife was broken off, and caused an inflammation of the brain, of which he died.
The Coroner and Jury, after a patient investigation of seven hours, returned a verdict of Manslaughter, and Leaver is committed accordingly.
8/9/1826 Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser:
John Clarke, for killing Paul Bishop, was sentenced to be burnt in the hand, and dis-
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2016 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Paul, surname: Bishop, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 24th June, 1826, gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 23rd September, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime