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Michael Scales

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Scales
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 23rd August, 1828
Age: 29 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: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Clare
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: August, 1823
Arrival date: 16th December, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 81 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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D Wong on 27th July, 2020 wrote:

Dublin Correspondent Dublin, Republic of Ireland
13 Mar 1823
Michael Scales, Johanna Gorman, and Martin Campbell—Grand larceny.

Michael Scales was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Innis, Clare County.

Michael was 5’8½” tall, blue eyes, brown hair, fair ruddy complexion.

18/9/1827: Permission to marry Bridget Smith (Brothers) - Bridget was 40 and on Bond - Michael was 30?? and on Bond.

1827: Married Bridget Smyth at St. Mary’s, Sydney.
No further marriages found..nothing found on Elizabeth.

21/7/1828 Sydney Gazette:
William Moran, Michael Scales, and Elizabeth Scales, were indicted, under the statute, for falsely forging and counterfeiting ten pieces of foreign coin, called dollars.
Mr. George Jilks, Chief Constable, stated, that, in consequence of information he had received, he proceeded, in company with Israel Chapman and Lewis Solomon, on the
3d of June last, to the Rose and Crown Tavern, in Castlereagh-street, and there apprehended the three prisoners. The prisoner Moran, and the female prisoner, were sitting
next each other. When witness laid hold of the female prisoner, she dropped a base dollar on the floor, and, on being taken into an adjoining room, and searched, another dollar
was found fast locked in her hand. The prisoner Scales attempted to rescue the woman, in consequence of which witness took him into custody. The female prisoner protested
that she knew nothing about him, but he afterwards confessed that he was her husband.
The Jury found a verdict of Guilty. Remanded for sentence.

William Moran and Michael Scales sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Sent to Moreton Bay.

23/8/1829: Convict Death Register - Michael Scales died at Moreton Bay, aged 29.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th January, 2021 wrote:

1825 - 13 Oct. Convict servant of Alfred Elyard. To be victualled from the Stores for six months

1828 - Census. No; 11379. Morten Bay. DEAD: Aug 1829.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Scales, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1799, date of death: 23rd August, 1828, gender: m,

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