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Michael Cunningham

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Cunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Ploughman
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 Life

Crime: Political prisoner
Convicted at: Ireland. Mayo
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 29th October, 1824
Arrival date: 22nd February, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 116 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 16th January, 2021 wrote:

Applications to Marry.1825-1851.
Michael Cunningham, per Asia (4), age 29, Life, T.of L. and Bridget Carthy, per Forth (2), age 24, 7 years, Bond. Date of permission, 22 Dec 1834, Windsor. Revd. C. Dowling.

Convict Index 1791-1873.
Bridget Carthy, per Forth, 1830, Certificate of Freedom, 24 Sep 1836, Wife of Michael Cunningham (as stated on her CF) 36/0980.

Maureen Withey on 5th February, 2021 wrote:

Mayo Assizes.
John Cullane, Michael Cunningham, J. Keane, and Michael Foy, or Fee, for administering unlawful oaths, to each transported for life.
Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette, 3 April 1824.


1828 Census Index.
Michael Cunningham, age 26, G.S. Asia 4, 1825, Life, catholic, Labourer to John Allen, Cornwallis district.


Convicts Index, 1791-1873.

Michael Cunningham, Asia, 1825, Ticket of Leave,  33/889. District, Windsor;  Tried, Mayo.

Michael Cunningham, Asia, 1825, Recommended Conditional Pardon, 1 Oct 1840. Recommended by John Howe; Edmund Mahoney, RCC; Elizabeth Muir; Patrick Grant, JP.

Michael Cunningham, Asia, 1825, Conditional Pardon, 1 Oct 1840. 41/194.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 16th October, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849. (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Cunningham, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: , occupation, crime

Keith South on 17th October, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 5th February, 2021 made the following changes:


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