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Michael Power

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Power
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 10th February, 1863
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland, Waterford
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lonach
Departure date: 16th May, 1825
Arrival date: 4th September, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 16 other convicts


Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 wrote:

Michael’s elder brother, John had been previously sentenced and transported in 1814. He had arrived in 1814, been married in 1817 and by 1825, had 4 children.
When Michael arrived in 1825, his brother applied for him to be assigned to the family…
Lane Cove 5 Sep 1825
Honoured Sir
I am a free man for many years and reside in Lane Cove, and understand that my brother Michael Power is on board the Lonark. I have a wife and large family to maintain and my name is down in your office for several months for a Government servant, I will now feel myself greatly obliged if your Honor will be pleased to assign my brother to me…
John Power.

Clearly this came about because in 1828 we find Michael a Government Servant, living with his brother and his family.
[Ref P1180] Power, Michael, 30, GS, Lonach, 1825, Life.

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 wrote:

Also assigned to John Power was Anstatia Keily, (Irish Convict, 1828, “Elizabeth”).
In the Census she also appears:
[Page 219 Ref K0217] Keily, Anstip, 20, GS, Elizabeth, 1828, 7 years, Servant to John Power.
Anstatia and Michael had a long term defacto relationship and had two children Ellen 1829 and Michael 1831.  Anstatia died in 1842.

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 wrote:

On 16th January 1842, Michael married Jane Crotty at Wollongong.  Jane had come to the colony feee, aboard the “Jane Gifford” in 1841.
Michael and Jane had 6 children between 1842 and 1852.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 2nd May, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849 (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Power, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: , occupation, crime

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Denis Pember on 3rd May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 10th February, 1863 (prev. 1863)

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