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Looking for John Stephens of Longford, Tasmania

Query by flipside

John Stephens is the father of Isaac Marks Stephens who married Olivia Miller in 1873. I understand there were two such people in the two first fleets 1 a convict and the other in the constabulary.

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on 2010-08-04 02:17:20

flipside has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: STEPHENS, JOHNSTEPHENSOFLONGFORDTAS.

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by flipside on 2010-08-04 06:32:27

Did u get anywhere???? Im trying very hard to find where the Stephens name originated in Oz n can find where they married into the Lucas/Gascoigne family but thats where I stop. My tree has grown into a forest these days but as my maiden name was stephens im particularly interested in that line rite now. Phew what a job its taken me 14 yrs to get to where i am today n that line has stopped - bother!!

by bryonstephens on 2010-11-16 03:10:39

Hope this Helps

Refer to book: A Nation Within a Nation by Peter Mc Kay.
PO Box 645
Geelong,Victoria 3220

Also info i have found...

John Stephens,
Convict # 67407
Charged 2nd of august, 1834, refer Cornwall Assizes.

Deported 20th Nov 1834,
on Waterloo (SHIP)

married Eliza Marks,refer permission to marry data ex Tasmania Archives.

He is my Great, great Grandfather.

contact welcome.

by clsnz on 2011-03-25 21:07:56

I too was wondering how the Stephens family came to be in Australia. John would be my great, great, great grandfather. The date 20th Nov 1834 was on the list of about 12 dates I had where a John Stephens arrived in Australia so now I can cross the others off the list.

by Aussie1947 on 2011-03-25 22:47:19

Hi flipside,

Tasmanian Directory 1867-68
Stephens, John, storekeeper, Longford.

Hobart Town Gazette 1861
Survey Department, 2nd July, 1861.
Section B 16.
Bounded by Brumby, Weston, Marlborough, and Peel streets, and by Lot 4 purchased by John Stephens.
Lot 1. 10a. Or. 7p. Upset price 431.
Lot 2. 9a. 3r. 37p. Upset price 431.
Lot 3. 10a. 3r. 28p. Upset price 471.


by heelm on 2013-03-16 08:34:28

I do have information on John Stephens from Longford, he was a convict from Ireland, for stealing two cows, married Eliza Marks, but cannot find how she entered Tasmania. Yes there are two John Stephens convicts, the other went to Western Australia. John Stephens who ended up in Longford arrived on the Ship Tory and died in Longord Tasmania in 1870 he was my great great great grandfather.

by Denisestephens on 2013-04-27 00:12:47

My Grandfather was Isaac Marks Stephens Born 1881 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia Died 10 Nov 1963 in Tauranga, New Zealand.

He married Evelyne Martha SCHWARTZFEGER (SCHWART)Born 1885 in Aorere, Nelson, New Zealand Died 12 Feb 1969 in Gisborne, New Zealand they had 12 children. I have been told that his father was a warden in Tasmania. I'm still looking for further info on this and will be heading to Tasmania next year.

There was a John Morris Stephens on the 1788 First fleet to go from Sydney NSW to Norfolk Island arriving there 5 March 1788. Not sure what happened after that but there is a lot of recourses on Norfolk Island re the movements of convicts from NSW and Tassie.

Would be intereted in any information regarding this if anyone knows anything.

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