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Stephen Ship

Stephen Ship, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen Ship
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Ploughman and shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 85 (45)
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 2nd August, 2015 wrote:

Stephen Ship was 18 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘breaking a threshing machine at Withersfield, the property of Mr. Edward Lawrence.’

Stephen was transported with his uncle Cromwell Potter who was 26 years old, also on board the ‘Proteous’

Stephen was 5’5” tall, blue eyes, dark brown hair, brown thin whiskers, fair complexion, single, illiterate, SS inside right arm.

Father: John Ship, labourer, at Withersfield.

1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Griffiths.

3/2/1836: Free Pardon.

1/2/1837: Uncle Cromwell Potter departed Launceston per ‘Rhoda’ bound for London.  After 1836 no records of Stephen Ship found, he may have also returned to England.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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