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Stephen King

Stephen King, one of 224 convicts transported on the Isabella, 22 November 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st September, 1799
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 21st September, 1860
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 22nd November, 1831
Arrival date: 15th March, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 225 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 238. State Archives NSW, Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12189; Item:X634; Microfiche:699)
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

Caryn Patterson on 18th January, 2014 wrote:

Originally sentenced to death for his crimes, it was commuted to transporation for life. Accidentally killed on 21 September 1860 (his birthday). The phaeton he was driving hit a rock, throwing Stephen out. He hit his head upon landing and died from serious head injuries.

Caryn Patterson on 2nd February, 2018 wrote:

Date of death is 21 September 1860 as per death certificate and parish records. Stephen was buried on 24 September 1860.

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2018 wrote:

NSW Convict Indents: Occupation: Shoemaker, Shepherd, dairyman, Married with 1 boy and 1 girl, Protestant, can read and write, aged 32, Crime: Sheep Stealing, Tried: 14 August 1830

Convict Changes History

Christine King on 28th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1st September, 1860, gender

Caryn Patterson on 18th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st September, 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st September, 1860 (prev. 1st September, 1860), crime

Iris Dunne on 2nd February, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 238. State Archives NSW, Convict Indents (Series: NRS 12189; Item:X634; Microfiche:699) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Cl

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