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Michael Mcguichan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Mcguichan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Ploughman/farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a pig
Convicted at: Londonderry Spring Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 9th April, 1844
Arrival date: 24th August, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-58,178,107,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th November, 2012 wrote:

Michael was convicted at Londonderry on 11/03/1833 for stealing 4 pigs. Prior conviction for stealing geese - 4mths prison.  7 yr transportation sentence - to Van Diemens Land, on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd December, 2012 wrote:

Gaol Report: Well conducted. Prior conviction for stealing geese - 4mths prison.
Ship Surgeon’s report: very good.

5’7”;24 yrs of age; ruddy complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; married, 1 child; Roman Catholic; read & write; ploughman/farm labourer.Has been a soldier. (Lost part of right thumb & left little finger. Ring on left hand.  Native Place: Co. Derry.

Van Diemens Land:  Convict no. 45630.
Station Gang: Broadmarsh, 15mths. Emerged from gang 24/11/1845.

Clear conduct record.
Assignments: Broadmarsh; Spring Hill; Oatlands.
In hospital 1847, 1849 & 1850.

Ticket of Leave 24/03/1848
Free Certificate 22/04/1857.

Wife: Ellen
Father: Hugh
Mother: Betty (America)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 26th November, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1818, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 23rd December, 2012 made the following changes:


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