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Michael Spencer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Spencer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 25th May, 1819
Arrival date: 26th August, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry
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Community Contributions

Dianne Jones on 16th July, 2020 wrote:

OCCUPATION: Groom coachman (see Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry).

Dianne Jones on 16th July, 2020 wrote:

CRIME: Having forged bank notes (see New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849).

1818, 18 June: On Thursday 18 June, Michael SPENCER was found guilty by the Grand Jury, having been charged “for having in his possession forged notes of the Bank of Ireland, knowing them to be forged”. On Saturday 20 June he was sentenced to be transported for 14 years (see Freeman’s Journal, 20/6/1818, p3).

Dianne Jones on 16th July, 2020 wrote:

1819, 25 August: Michael SPENCER 26, 5’8”, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, native place Wicklow County (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1818-1819).

Dianne Jones on 26th July, 2020 wrote:

1825: Michael SPENCER – convict – Mary 1819, 14 years; government servant to Captain Piper, Sydney (see NSW and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849, NSW General muster M-Z-L 1825).

Dianne Jones on 6th August, 2020 wrote:

1820, 18 August: Ticket of Leave #28/175; allowed to remain in the District of Bathurst (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869;Ticket of leave butts, Sep 1827-Aug 1828).

1832, 3 September: Michael SPENCER – Certificate of Freedom #32/828 – per Mary (1), 1819; native place County Wicklow; labourer; offence – uttering forged notes; tried Dublin City, June 1818; 14 years; born 1793, 5’8¼”, ruddy and slightly pockmarked complexion, brown mixed with grey hair, hazel/grey eyes. General remarks: Crucifix, WS on lower right arm, anchor MS on lower left arm; nose large; high cheek bones. Notation: Had a Ticket of Leave No 28/175 dated 18 August 1820, now surrendered and cancelled (see New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867; Butts of Certificates of Freedom 1832, September).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 16th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; Irish Convicts to New South Wales 1788-1849, by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Spencer, alias1: , alias

Dianne Jones on 16th July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, crime

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