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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
31st August, 1805
15th February, 1806
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||New South Wales
Travelled with 28 other convicts
||Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849; the Finns Leinster Journal, Saturday 19 March 1803 p 2
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Denis Pember on 4th May, 2017 wrote:
Michael had a defacto relationship and probably was later married to Bridget Shea, another convict, transported on “Tellicherry”.
Bridget had a young daughter travelling with her, Elizabeth Flaven. Bridget and Michael had two children, Michael and Ellen.
In the 1814 muster, Bridget is noted as:
Bridget Shea per Tellicherry, 3 children, wife to Mich. Fitzgerald. The three children would be Elizabeth Flaven, and Michael and Ellen Fitzgerald.
In the 1825 Muster:
Shea, Bridget, free by servitude, Tellicherry, 1806, 7 years, wife of Wm. Fitzgerald, Sydney.
Fitzgerald, Michael, free by servitude, Tellicherry, 1806, 7 years, landholder, Sydney.
In the 1828 Census:
[Ref F0567] Fitzgerald, Bridget, 68, came free, Tellicherry, 1806, Catholic.
[Ref F0568] Fitzgerald, Michael, 22, born in the colony, sawyer, Hunters Hill.
[Ref F0569] Fitzgerald, Eleanor, 16, born in the colony.
#Note Michael Fitgerald senior had died earlier that year, 1828.
Robin Sharkey on 3rd September, 2018 wrote:
MICHAEL FITZGERALD - IRISH CRIME
Finns Leinster Journal, Saturday 19 March 1803 p 2:
“Michael Fitzgerald for having, with others, broke into the house of Mary Fitzgerald, near Bird-Hill Co. Tipperary, and feloniously stealing thereout a number of bank notes, wearing apparel &c, he was acquitted of the burglary but found guilty of having in his possession, when taken, some of the said bank notes and wearing apparel.”
BRIDGET SHEA - who he would live with inNSW - was found guilty, at the same sizes, of stealing.
Convict Changes History
Denis Pember on 2nd May, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849 (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Fitzgerald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: , occupation, crime
Denis Pember on 4th May, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1779 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m
Robin Sharkey on 3rd September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849; the Finns Leinster Journal, Saturday 19 March 1803 p 2 (prev. Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849)