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Michael Duff

Michael Duff, one of 180 convicts transported on the Lady Feversham, 03 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Duff
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 21st May, 1806
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: 20th October, 1883
Age: 77 years

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lady Feversham
Departure date: 3rd April, 1830
Arrival date: 29th July, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 302
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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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 18th October, 2018 wrote:

Convicted for Violet theft of money from Mr Thomas Turpin on 8th August 1829.  Sentenced to death but commuted to Life.  Pardoned 10 July 1848.
Married Rosetta (Rose) Hughes (d 31/12/1857) in 1846 at Bungonia, Goulburn. Married Elizabeth (Eliza) Dudley nee Mehegan 30 October 1860 at Christ Church.  First wedding in newly completed Church of England Church, Christ Church, Queanbeyan (Reference: wedding register and Golden Age Sat. 3 November 1860.)
Also saw Lapidary as occupation in official records.

D Wong on 18th October, 2018 wrote:

From his Indent on Ancestry:
Michael Duff was listed as 25 years old on arrival.  He was single, native place: London, listed as a silk weaver and transported for Highway robbery.

Michael was 5’4¾” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, red hair, hazel eyes, small scar at top of forehead left side.

Assigned to Jonas Beasley, Windsor.

1840: TOL Goulburn
1843: TOL Queanbeyan
10/7/1848: CP

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 18th October, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 21st May, 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th October, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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