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Micheal Davitt

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Micheal Davitt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Ireland, Sligo
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: 19th January, 1827
Arrival date: 23rd May, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 72 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Convict Records. Irish Convicts
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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 10th April, 2015 wrote:

Born at Sligo Ireland. Crime unlawful Oaths. Married with 5 Children. Brother of Bartholomew - arrived together. Classified as a WB. Irish whiteboy - (secret Irish organisation in 18th-century Ireland which used violent tactics to address the rack-rents collection, excessive priests’ dues, evictions and other oppressive acts against the tenant and subsistence Irish farmers).

Dennis Nightingale on 31st May, 2015 wrote:

169696 Davitt Michael Mariner 1827.
1827 - State Archives of NSW. Bound indents Microfiche 664.
Age 31. Married with 5 children. Farmer’s labourer tried 16 March 1826 and sentenced to transportation for life for making unlawful oaths. Assigned to the A.A. company on arrival. Brother of Batholomew Davitt who arrived on the same vessel

46144 Davitt (Devitt)  Michael Mariner 1827 1828 Port Stephens 1828 Census
Aged 36. Labourer assigned to Australian Agricultural Company.
83965 Davitt (Devitt) Michael - Mariner 1827. 1837 Port Stephens GRC.
Aged 41. Tried in Sligo. Ticket of leave holder

Dennis Nightingale on 31st May, 2015 wrote:

114968 Devitt (Davitt) Michael - Mariner 1827. 1832 20 August Port Stephens In the Service of the Company. Letters of Sir Edward Parry, Volume 2 June 1832 - March 1834 Letter 689a.
Prisoner for Life. Petition to be reunited to the Family from which he was separated at the time of his Transportation. Recommended by Sir Edward Parry.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 10th April, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: NSW Convict Records. Irish Convicts (prev. ), firstname: Micheal, surname: Davitt, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1796, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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