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Michael Crawley, one of 260 convicts transported on the Asia, 12 April 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, 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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D Wong on 26th January, 2018 wrote:
10/7/1840 Leicester Journal Leicestershire, England:
LEICESTERSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS
John Thornberry, 20, Thomas Wilson, 19, and Michael Crawley, 25, were charged with stealing a silver watch, at Cotesbatch, on the 24th of April, the property of William Marshall.
The prisoners were part of a gang who were notorious for ‘thimble rigging’ and other practices at fairs, to take in the unwary.
Wilson was acquitted, as he was thought not to be privy to the robbery. The two other prisoners were sentenced to be transported for seven years each.
Michael Crawley was born in Lancaster and was listed as 26 years old on arrival, he stated that he lived by hawking in the winter; in the summer he attended gambling.
Michael was 5’6¾” tall, fresh ecomplexion, brown hair, dark brown whiskers, grey eyes, nearly bald, single, illiterate.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th January, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime