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Michael Stanley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Stanley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Tasmanian Records.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 19th November, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Michael Stanley, age 33, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Wicklow, 1822, 7 years,  DOB 1789,  native place, Wicklow Co., Shearer Ploughman. 


Colonial Secretary Index.

STANLEY, Michael. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822.

1823 Jan 18 - Servant of Revd Redford. Permitted to proceed to Van Diemen’s Land per “Caledonia” (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.210)


Michael Stanley went to VDL by the ship Caledonia,  as a servant with the Rev Bedford.
Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-2$init=CON13-1-2p227
Letter , dated 18 Jan 1823, giving permission to travel to VDL, with Rev Bedford, and details of :
Joseph Tighe, Tried City Dublin, 22nd Feb 1822, 7 years,
and Michl. Stanley, Tried Co. Wicklow, Spring Assizes 1822, 7 years.
Both arrived by the Countess of Harcourt

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-38$init=CON31-1-38p223
Michael Stanley,  Countess of Harcourt.
April 10 1828. Rev W, Bedford/ D. & disy. On Monday evening last, admond.
Sept 7 1829. F.S. Drunk yestdy. Fined 5/-.
Feb 21 1831. F.S. Convicted of being a rogue & vagabond- to be committed to the House of Correction where to be kept to hard labour for 28 days.
Sept 17 1833. F.S. Drunk, fined 5/-.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Tasmanian Records. (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Stanley, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of dea

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