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Michael Coffee

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Coffee
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 7th August, 1841
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 11 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 wrote:

Michael COFFEE was convicted at Limerick on 26 Feb 1841 for cow stealing - 3 heifers, belonging to his uncle, they were confined in the pound and released the cattle. (His brother Thomas also convicted and onboard.) 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Prince Regent’ arriving 2 Jan 1842.

Nell Murphy on 11th July, 2016 wrote:

Link to details for his brother Thomas Coffee - http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/coffee/thomas/133667

Application to bring out family MM71/4.

Colony of VDL:
Aged 28yrs; ploughman & farm labourer; 5’9 1/4”; can read & write; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Bridgetown, Co. Limerick
Mother - Winifred
Sisters - Margaret, Winifred,Mary
Brothers - Patrick, James. Thomas (transported to VDL)

15 mths Probation Period, at Fingal.
Noted on Conduct record as industrious and good.
Assignments of work service to landowners.
12 July 1845: recommended to the Secretary of State for a Ticket of Leave, for meritorious conduct.
8 Sept 1846: Ticket of Leave granted.
3 July 1849: Conditional Pardon granted.

28 July 1849: Application for a pass for family - cannot be complied with.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 10th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Coffee, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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