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Michael Whelan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Whelan
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Shepherd
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Eliza
Departure date: 19th July, 1827
Arrival date: 8th November, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts
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Community Contributions

Dennis Nightingale on 19th May, 2015 wrote:

Born - Kildare County Ireland. Married 3 children.

Maureen Withey on 8th April, 2020 wrote:

Moreton Bay Convict Records.
Michl. Whelan, per Eliza 3, Tried at Co. Dublin, 21 Jun 1826 for Sheep stealing, 7 years, trade- Labourer. Colonial Sentence: tried at Crim. Court at Sydney, 27 Nov 1828, for Cattle stealing,14 years commuted from Death recorded. Run 3 Feb, ret 4th Feb 1830; Run 11 Feb1832. Ret 22 Nd Feb 1832. Run 31 Oct 1832, Ret 17 Nov 1832. Run 6 Feb 1837, ret 15 May 1837. Run 12, ret 30th Apr 1838.  Description: Native of Limerick, age 23, 5 ft 6, sallow comp, brown hair, blue eyes, R.C. religion.

Michael Whelan, indicted for stealing two sheep, the goods Thomas Rlooney; and in a second count, of stealing a sheep, the property a person unknown. The first count was not sustained, in consequence of the absence of a witness, but the prisoner was found guilty upon the second count. Sentence of death recorded.
Dublin Morning Register. 22 Jun 1826.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 19th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts (prev. ), firstname: Michael, surname: Whelan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1777, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 19th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, occupation, crime

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