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Michael Reilly

Michael Reilly, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Reilly
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Soldier
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 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Chatham Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 273 (138)
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

Anonymous on 16th May, 2012 wrote:

Michael Reilly was 29, could read and write, protestant, married, had no former convictions, 5’5" tall, ruddy freckled complexion, no family, native place was Edinborough, brfown to sandy hair, hazel eyes, mermaid and woman tattooed on right arm and was transported for desertion.

15/7/1834: TOL Camden.

Megan on 27th August, 2012 wrote:

Arrived 1828 - Michael was sent to work for Alexander Mcleay (Colonial Secretary) and later for George Mcleay at Brownlow Hill Camden. He married Charlotte Dunston (she arrived free Oct 1834 on the David Scott)

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 16th May, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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