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Michael Deary, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 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 169 (86)
||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 21st October, 2018 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Title Trial papers relating to Neil Rodgers, John Hunter, Martha or Margaret Hunter, Thomas Doyle, Michael Deary for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute, and previous conviction. Tried at High Court, Dumfries
Dates 22 Apr 1839
Accused Neil Rodgers, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
John Hunter, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years
Martha or Margaret Hunter, wife of John Hunter, rope spinner, Greenock (co-accused), m.s. McKenna, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Thomas Doyle, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Imprisonment - 12 months with hard labour. Note: Pannel to serve sentence in Kircudbright Jail.
Michael Deary, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years.
John Hunter was on board the Maitland.
No ship found for Neil Rodgers.
Michael Deary was 20 years old on arrival - native place: Paisley (Renfrewshire).
Michael was illiterate, Catholic, single, 5’6¼” tall, dark sallow complexion, dark brown nearly back hair, grey eyes, eyebrows partially meeting, scar inside left wrist, scar outside left knee, fi ve scars above cap of left knee, and three on the right.
1844: TOL Macaquarie
27/9/1851: From the Maitland Mercury:
Michael Deary and John Allen who were working as miners at Turon, assaulted and robbed a man named Dooney, stealing five ounces of gold.
No witnesses for the prosecution - discharged on bail.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 21st October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime