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Stephen King

Stephen King, one of 188 convicts transported on the John, 22 May 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen King
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Brass stamper
Date of Death: 1st October, 1859
Age: 49 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 7 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 22nd May, 1829
Arrival date: 13th September, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 187 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 81 (43)
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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D Wong on 20th January, 2014 wrote:

Stephen King was 17 years old when convicted.

Assigned to James Devlin and worked in the timberyard at Kissing Point, Parramatta.
He also worked on Thomas Small’s schooners (Devlin’s stepfather) and became one of their trusted men.

Stephen was 5’2” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, ruddy freckled complexion, scars, tattoos, left arm broken and crooked.

26/5/1834: TOL
20/8/1835: COF
1/2/1849: CP

1841 Census: Clarence River, County Macquarie, District of Port Macquarie.  Sawyers Station.

1848: Married Sarah Puttock Born 1816 London, she arrived with parents Robert and Mary and she died 13/12/1858, aged 42.  Buried at Ballina.

2 sons, James born 1840 and Robert born 1843.

Stephen was a cedar cutter at Pelican Creek, (Codrington) and later moved to Whyralla.

1847-8: He was living at East Ballina.

1/10/1859: Stephen died aged 49 and is buried at the Ballina Pioneer Cemetery.

Jay Stagpoole on 17th June, 2014 wrote:

Daughter Elizabeth Jane King Born 1837 NSW V1837740 21.  Elizabeth married Charles Jarrett in 1852 NSW. He was the son of Abraham Jarrett of 57th Regiment of foot, A convict guard who arrived in NSW with family in 1825 on the Norfolk.

Antony Greenwood on 23rd December, 2016 wrote:

Stephen King Widower married Eliza Taylor, widow, at Casino 27 August 1859: NSW Reg 2952/1859

Susanne Griffiths on 11th April, 2018 wrote:

Stephen and Sarah King had 5 children:
Elizabeth Jane b. 6/4/1837 - d. 24/1/1913
James John b. 14/1/1840 - d. 1915
Thomas b. 1842 - d. 17/1/1909
Robert Stephen b. 6/4/1843 - d. 23/11/1876
Richard b. 3/5/1844

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st October, 1859 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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