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Michael Coy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Coy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 8th October, 1881
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: County Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: London
Departure date: 20th December, 1850
Arrival date: 19th March, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 272 other convicts


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Anonymous on 12th June, 2012 wrote:

MICHEAL on the 26th October 1849 was tried at Clare for stealing a sheep from Mr Curtin Sentenced to 7 Years Transportation on the "London 2" he arrived on the 19th March 1851
. MICHEAL was granted his Ticket of Leave on the 22nd June 1852
MARGARET his wife was given permission to live with Micheal on the 16th July 1852 after receiving his Ticket of Leave

MICHEAL was granted his Conditional Pardon on the 7th February 1854
MICHEAL with PETER TROY (Husband of Margaret Beaky also a Prisoner) was tried at Hobart on the 16th April 1855 with being drunk in a public place in Hobart on the 14th April he was fined 1 pound plus 2 shillings costs.
27th November 1856 MICHEAL received his Certificate of Freedom

2nd June 1881 aged 54 years MICHEAL was admitted to New Norfolk Insane Asylum. He had been living at New Town Pauper Establishment before being transferred to Hobart Hospital and then to New Norfolk Insane Asylum. Dr Henry A Perkins of Hobart wrote the following on his Medical Certificate.
That his language was incoherent. That he does not understand any questions put to him. That his manner and gait are imbecile.
By Robert Wallace attendant, that his habits are filthy and destructive. That he wanders in his talk at night when he has hallucinations

D Wong on 14th May, 2019 wrote:

Michael Coy was listed as 33 years old on arrival.
Native Place: County Clare.

Michael was 5’4ΒΌ” tall, fresh complexion brown hair, reddish whiskers, blue eyes, married with 1 child, reads a little, slight cast in both eyes.

Wife: Margaret
Mother: Margaret
Brothers: Peter, Martin - at native place.

22/6/1852: TOL
27/11/1856: Free Certificate, Hobart.

3/4/1854: Daughter, Ann Coy born, Hobart to Michael Coy and Margaret Judgin??

7/2/1856: Daughter, Margaret born Hobart. (Married John Ryde, 33, at Port Cygnet), she was 32.

16/9/1858: Son, Michael Coy born to Michael Coy and Margaret Jordan, at Hobart.  This Michael was admitted to the New Town Charitable Institute 30/6/1919-15/3/1920, he was 63, born in Tasmania.

11/12/1860: Son, Patrick born Hobart.

2/6/1881: Admitted to New Norfolk Hospital - a person of unsound mind.
Previous place of abode: Invalid Depot, New Town.

8/10/1881: Michael died a pauper, of Brain Disease and General Debility - death registered at New Norfolk.

Wife Margaret Coy died 10/11/1897, aged 69, at Port Cygnet - of Spasms of the Heart.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 7, convicted at 948, crime 109, firstname Michael, surname Coy, date of death 1881-10-08, gender m

D Wong on 14th May, 2019 made the following changes:

voyage, source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/all/search/results?qu=michael&qu=coy (prev. ), date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), occupation

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