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Michael Finlay

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Finlay
Aliases: Finley, Fennely, Findlay
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Porter
Date of Death: 3rd July, 1844
Age: 51 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 14th July, 1816
Arrival date: 20th December, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 23rd November, 2015 wrote:

Michael Finlay was 23 years old on arrival in NSW.  His occupation was listed as a ‘Porter/Labourer’ - no crime listed.

1831: Married Caroline McCarthy (Kains 1831) they had 4 or more children.

Ian Finlay on 15th December, 2015 wrote:

nb: There are other Michael Finlay’s in Colony other than this one.
[1] from ship Nautilus - highwayman

Porter & Labourer

Stealing Lead & Copper

Dianne Jones on 2nd September, 2020 wrote:

1816, 13 May: Michael FINLAY was admitted to Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin from Newgate (prisoner #2594, committed by the Government). He was discharged from the jail on 13 May 1816 to be “sent on board the convict ship” (see Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924; Dublin, Kilmainham 1815-1910).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd November, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Finlay, alias1: Finley, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1793, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Ian Finlay on 15th December, 2015 made the following changes:

alias2: Fennely, alias3: Findlay, date of death: 3rd July, 1844 (prev. 0000), crime

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