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Michael Cray

Michael Cray, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Cray
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 492
Source description: 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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Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 July 2020), September 1832, trial of MICHAEL CRAY (t18320906-23).
MICHAEL CRAY, Theft > pocketpicking, 6th September 1832.
1749. MICHAEL CRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of August , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John Oakes , from his person .

JOHN OAKES. I live in Salisbury-court, Fleet-street. On the 26th of August, between five and six o’clock in the afternoon, I lost my handkerchief at the bottom of Farringdon-street, near Holborn-bridge ; I had used it ten minutes before - I have not found it; I did not observe the prisoner near me.

THOMAS JOHNSON . I am a warehouseman in Cateaton-street. On the 26th of August, I was at a first floor window of a house in Farringdon street, and saw Mr. Oakes walking with a lady; I saw the prisoner, and two other boys rather older than him following Mr. Oakes -I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief from Mr. Oakes’ pocket; I came down immediately - the prisoner had turned up Turnagain-lane; I laid hold of him - he had not then got the handkerchief; I thought it was a yellow one, but did not particularly notice it - the other boys were not taken.

FREDERICK GIBBINS . I am a perfumer, and live in Farringdon-street; I saw Mr. Oakes walking with a lady; I was sitting at my window - I saw the prisoner and two others; I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from Mr. Oakes’ pocket - he then danced away, apparently pleased, and then turned up Turnagain-lane, and gave it to one of the others, who had a blue surtout coat on; I pursued in a contrary direction to Mr. Johnson - I went up Skinner-street, and found the prisoner in Johnson’s custody; I did not see the other boys.

WILLIAM KENT . I am a linen-draper, and live in Great Warner-street. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor’s pocket; I did not see what he did with it - I assisted in securing him.

Prisoner. I was not with any boys.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Life .


Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 7th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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