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Mathew Kirby

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mathew Kirby
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Castlebar,Co. Mayo, Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 17th May, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mathew Kirby,  age 25, per Isabella I (3) (1823). Tried at Castlebar Mayo Co, sentence 7 years. Native of Mayo Co., Shearer ploughman. DOB 1798.

Connaught Journal, Galway, Ireland.  Thursday, April 3, 1823

March 31,- On Friday evening the Assizes terminated - The following convictions took place.
Pat LEA, for stealing two sheep, to be transported for seven years.
John GRADY for stealing a sheep, the same sentence.
Mathew KIRBY, for stealing a lamb, the same sentence.
William KNEAVIN and Pat GOODWIN, for stealing three sheep, same sentence.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Mathew, surname: Kirby, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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