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Stephen Ship, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Ploughman and shepherd
|Date of Death:
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 85 (45)
||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 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