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Michael Scollard

Michael Scollard, one of 299 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 06 September 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Scollard
Aliases: Mick
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Hawker
Date of Death: 25th October, 1878
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 6th September, 1845
Arrival date: 30th December, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 382
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

Julie Baird on 13th November, 2013 wrote:

Died by throwing himself into a river whilst intoxicated.

D Wong on 15th November, 2013 wrote:

Michael Scollard was 26 years old on arrival in VDL. He was transported for stealing 3 half-crowns, 20 shillings, and 5 sixpences, the monies of Richard James.  John Jones, aged 20 was also convicted of the same charge and transported.  Michael’s occupation on arrival was a “Wire Weaver”.

Michael’s father was Joseph, mother: Bridget, Brother: Dennis.  Michael was born at St George, Southwark.

Michael was 5’3 1/2” tall, fresh complexion, black small whiskers, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, slightly pockpitted.

13/11/1849: TOL
10/6/1851: CP

22/11/1854: Married Martha Rogers/Rodgers, daughter of Benjamin Rogers (Lady Ridley 1821). Martha was born in Launceston in 1833 and died 26/5/1877 in Launceston.  They had 9 children.

25/10/1878: Michael died in Launceston.

Convict Changes History

Julie Baird on 13th November, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 15th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818, date of death 25th October, 1878

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