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Stephen Newton

Stephen Newton, one of 224 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsay, 22 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen Newton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 29th March, 1855
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stole clothing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Strathfieldsay
Departure date: 22nd July, 1831
Arrival date: 15th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 163 (84)
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

D Wong on 26th March, 2019 wrote:

Stephen Newton was listed as 17 years old on arrival in VDL.

Birth Place: Liverpool, Lancashire.

Transported for ‘Stealing Stockings.

Stephen was 5’0¾” tall, fres complexion, light brown hair, light grey eyes.

Occupation: Fas. Boy.

Father: Robert.
Mother: Mary.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. J. Brumby.

17/8/1832: The Tasmanian, Hobart:
Stephen Newton, a young tailor, being found regaling himself in the Scotch Thistle public-house, on Sunday, during Church hours, was ordered a dozen stripes on the rear.

1835 Muster: Public Works.

11/4/1838: CP

19/5/1845: Married Ann Bartlett at St. George’s Church, Hobart. 
Stephen was 28, a Tailor - Ann was 21, a spinster.
Children:
19/12/1839 Stephen Newton, born Hobart-died Victoria 1856.
1/7/1840: Robert Newton-died in South Melbourne 1883.
1/7/1848: John Newton, born Melbourne, Vic., died Richmond, Vic., 1885.
1/7/1852: Phillip Newton, born Melburne - died in Fitzroy, Vic, 1912.

6/3/1846: Steerage passenger Hobart to Port Phillip per ‘David’.

29/3/1855: Stephen Newton died of Delirium Tremens, 5 days.
Address: off Little Bourke St. Melbourne East, Vic.
Listed as a tailor, 39 years old, father:Robert, mother:Mary, born in Liverpool and 28 years in VDL.
Witness: Ann Newton, literate, present at death.

CONFUSING??
11/4/1878: Stephen Newton died at Cascades Pauper Establishment of Senilis.
He was 75 years old, and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Paupers Section on 13/4/1878.
Arrived “Strathfieldsay” ??
Only 1 Stephen Newton on our lists of convicts**

Convict Changes History

michele porter on 25th March, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

D Wong on 26th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th March, 1855 (prev. 0000), occupation

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