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Michael Dowd

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Dowd
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Soldier/groom
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Ireland, Londonderry
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 6th September, 1833
Arrival date: 19th January, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 168 other convicts


Primary source: pcug.org.au
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 7th June, 2013 wrote:

Michael Dowd was 24 years old on arrival in NSW.  He was Married and his native place was Roscommon.

Michael had numerous colonial sentences.

1/6/1836: Patrick Plains, Apprehended after absconding from J. Pringle.
1837: Assigned to the Government, Newcastle.
1837: Assigned to J. Pringle.
16/1/1838: Temporarily assigned to Rev. Wilton.  Charged with pilfering. Discharged.

17/3/1845: Tried at Maitland Circuit Court for stealing 4 £1 notes from Edward Wright.
Found guilty - to be transported for 7 years.

28/5/1845: Arrived VDL per “Louisa”.
Sent to Port Arthur for 3 years.

Michael was then 35 years old, 5’6 1/4” tall, single,(he was married at the time he was transported) could not read or write, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

21/4/1848: Application for TOL refused.
27/11/1849: TOL
16/9/1851: TOL revoked for being absent from muster.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1810, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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