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Michael Rouse

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Rouse
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 21st June, 1847
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Sligo
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?CON33-1-58,178,139,L,80
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd December, 2012 wrote:

Michael Rouse was convicted at Sligo on 15/01/1844 of assault - hit John Jordon on the head with a stick. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Cadet’ 1844.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th December, 2012 wrote:

Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good.
22yrs, 5’5”; Roman Catholic; farm labourer; married, 1 child; fresh freckled complexion; black hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Sligo, Ireland.
Wife - Catherine, at Native Place.
Father - John
Mother - Bridget
Brothers - Martin, John, Patrick & William
Sisters - Bridget, Mary Ann, Anna

Station Gang: Seven Mile Creek, 12mths.
Admitted to hospital at New Norfolk 16/09/184..

Died in hospital, New Norfolk 21/06/1847.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd December, 2012 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1821, date of death 21st June, 1847, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th December, 2012 made the following changes:


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