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William Bishop

William Bishop, one of 280 convicts transported on the Recovery, 26 October 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Bishop
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Quebec, Lower Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 26th October, 1835
Arrival date: 25th February, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 281 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 197 (101)
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 16th May, 2019 wrote:

William Bishop, convict, aged 23; case number 5; disease or hurt, pneumonia. Put on sick list, 26 November 1835. Discharged 3 December 1835.
Source:  The medical and surgical journal of HM convict ship Recovery for 5 October 1835 to 16 March 1836 by Alexander Neill, during which time the said ship was employed in passage to Sydney New South Wales
National Archives Ref: ADM 101/63/7A Folio 9.

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