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Michael Linneham

Michael Linneham, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Linneham
Aliases: Linehan, Lenehan, Lineham
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Stricking a superior officer in the army.
Convicted at: Upper Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 171 (87)
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

D Wong on 13th February, 2013 wrote:

Michael Linneham/linehan or many other variations, was 33 years old on arrival in NSW.  He was transported for striking a sergeant and his occupation was a Soldier/bricklayer/mason.

Michael was 5’10” tall, dark/sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, raised mole on left cheek, 2 scars over left eyebrown, scar below lower lip.  He could read and write and had many tattoos.

Michael was assigned to the Hyde Park Barracks.

21/1/1845: Transferred to Cockatoo Island from Hyde Park Barracks.

1846: TOL Singleton.

1/10/1851: TOL Cancelled for being absent from his district, Singleton.

maddison on 15th February, 2017 wrote:

he was put in a cell chamber under the main deck of the boat and was punished in many harmful ways

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 13th February, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, alias3, date of birth 1807, gender, occupation, crime

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