Name Stephen STRATFORD
Country Of Origin England
Born 1803
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1803, Highgate, Middlesex, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship With his father
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial 17 October 1822, Southwark Assizes, Surrey

Morning Herald (London) 18 October 1822:
Southwark Sessions.
The Recorder at the Southwark Session said Stratford was one of the most notorious thieves that infested the streets, too dangerous a character to remain in this country any longer, and he sentenced him to be transported for the term of his natural life.

Sentence Transportation for life for picking the pocket and stealing a silk handkerchief from Mr William Hart.
Arrival 30 December 1823 on the convict ship, Sir Godfrey Webster
Police Number 576
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave January 1833
Conditional Pardon 30 January 1837
Other 1826: Transported to Maria Island.

Approx. 1832-1833: Assigned to Richard Dry

27 May 1840: Free pardon

April 1840: Launceston Quarter Sessions, acquitted of a charge of receiving one stolen sheep.

December 1841: Absolute pardon

Death unknown
TAHO: CON31/1/38, CON23/1/3
Web: Ancestry: Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania 1826; Founders & Survivors convict database; Births Deaths Marriages Victoria 10455/1867.
Morning Herald (London) 18 October 1822 (British Newspaper Archive); Hobart Town Courier 4 January 1833, 19 April 1839; Cornwall Chronicle 18 April 1840; Hobart Town Courier & Van Diemen’s Land Gazette 5 June 1840; The Courier 17 December 1841, 2 February 1844; Shipping Gazette & Sydney General Trade List 8 August 1846.