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Michael Cahill

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Cahill
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Governor Ready
Departure date: 21st September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 196 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written)
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 3rd February, 2020 wrote:

The Australian Convict Indentures states that Michael Cahill was 41 years old.  He was married with 4 children and could neither read or write; religion Roman Catholic and was a ploughman.  He was a native of Cork.  He was convicted of sheep stealing at Cork on 19 April 1828.  He was sentenced to 7 years and had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 4 inches; complexion dark ruddy; hair dark brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 105.
Assigned to William Bucknell, Hunters River.
Ticket of Leave Number 33/348 and certificate of freedom 36/6-6 (smudge mark on middle number).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 3rd February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australian Convict Indentures (hand written) (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Cahill, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1788, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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