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Maurice Power

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maurice Power
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 9th July, 1802
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: Ireland, Kilkenny
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 29th November, 1801
Arrival date: 26th June, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 31 other convicts


Primary source: Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Saturday, August 15, 1801, p.3
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 6th April, 2019 wrote:

“The Assizes of Kilkenny ended the 9th instant, at which the following persons were tried before Baron George:

“MAURICE POWER, convicted of stealing a pig from James Cody, of Callan, ordered to be transported for seven years.” [ per Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Saturday, August 15, 1801, p.3]

Maurice Power left Ireland just three months after his trial. He was placed on “Hercules”, departing on Ireland 29th November 1801, and arriving in Sydney eight months later on 26 June 1802.

However, within a few weeks of arrival, Maurice had died at Sydney:

“Mourice Powes, Convict; Buried 10 Jul 1802 at Sydney, Registered at St Philip’s Church of England Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 6th April, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Saturday, August 15, 1801, p.3 (prev. ), firstname: Maurice, surname: Power, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 9th July, 1802, gender: m, oc

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