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Michael Brett, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 07 June 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||27th February, 1846
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 300
||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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Dorothy James on 30th July, 2014 wrote:
Huntingdon Gaol Calendar 19/03/1845.
Dorothy James on 5th August, 2014 wrote:
Huntingdon Gaol General Register 1845-56(Archive Ref: 5670).
Michael came from Boston in Lincolnshire. He was 5ft6” tall with a sallow complexion. His hair was mixed grey and he had grey eyes. He was committed to Huntingdon Gaol on 02/03/1845. After being convicted on 19/03/1845 he was subsequently transferred to Millbank Prison on 29/03/1845. His behaviour was said to be orderly.
D Wong on 9th August, 2014 wrote:
Michael Brett was 40 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “receiving 141 pounds stolen by my daughter (she got 6 mths imprisonment)”. His native place was County Sligo, Ireland.
Michael was married to Margaret who was at Boston and they had 5 children.
b. thomas, john, patrick,
s. margaret, anna, atty,
Michael was 5’5” tall, illiterate, RC, sallow complexion, brown to grey hair, red whiskers, hazel eyes, face wrinkled, tattoos.
27/2/1846: Michael died at Long Point, Maria Island.
Convict Changes History
Dorothy James on 30th July, 2014 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
Dorothy James on 5th August, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000)
D Wong on 9th August, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1804 (prev. 1801), date of death: 27th February, 1846 (prev. 0000)