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Michael Fitzgerald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Fitzgerald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 49 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tellicherry
Departure date: 31st August, 1805
Arrival date: 15th February, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts

References

Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849; the Finns Leinster Journal, Saturday 19 March 1803 p 2
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Community Contributions

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:
Page 147…
[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)

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