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Details for the convict Michael Kearns (1826)

Convict Name:Michael Kearns
Trial Place:Dublin, Ireland
Trial Date:1826
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:Phoenix III
Arrival Year:1826
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Michael was born in Dublin City, Ireland in 1810.
On 24th May 1826, Michael was convicted at the Courts of Dublin City and received a sentence of seven years - transported to Botany Bay. He arrived on 25 December 1826 aboard the Phoenix III.
Michael was imprisoned at Hyde Park Barracks. From here he, along with fellow inmates, were taken, chained, daily to work on the public works and roads of the infant colony.
After some small misdemenours, his final day of incarceration came on 24th May 1834 and he received his Certificate of Freedom - No. 34/615.
However, early in February 1836, he was arrested in Bathurst for robbery and was subsequently found guilty of the preferred charges and sentenced to seven years transportation to Norfolk Island. Michael remained here until his freedom and second Ticket of Leave No. 44/690 on 1st May 1844.
Michael married Honorah MCann and raised a large family. His life came to an end on 5th August 1891 at the age of 80 years. He was buried in the Roman Catholic section of Rookwood Cemetery.

Submitted by Researcher (Terri Miller) on 4 March 2020

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