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Details for the convict Michael Fogarty (1822)

Convict Name:Michael Fogarty
Trial Place:Co Kilkenny
Trial Date:Spring 1822
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Mangles (2)
Arrival Year:1822
 
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Michael Fogarty and his brother in law Richard Hennessy came to Port Jackson on the barque "Mangles". Both were tried at the 1822 spring assizes in Kilkenny Town in County Kilkenny. The Mangles sailed from Cork June 1822 via Rio and arrived Sydney November 1822.

Fogarty being convicted of snapping a loaded pistol at John Doyle and Hennessy being convicted of horse stealing. The newspaper references showed that the assizes judge sentenced Fogarty and Hennessy to death. The condemned men were subsequently pardoned by the executive on condition that they accepted transportation for life. They arrived at Port Jackson by the "Mangles" on 8th November, 1822. Michael Fogarty was 37 years old and Richard Hennessy was 44.

Later on, Catherine Martin, Michael Fogarty's wife and children joined him in New South Wales travelling from Ireland to the Colony in 1826 by the "Thames". The Michael Fogarty family became Maitland residents. Descendants have been prominent in the history of the Northern Territory cattle industry.
Submitted by Researcher (7000) on 13 March 2017

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Sources

  • State Records NSW (SRNSW) : NRS 12188, [4/4008], 1822, Mangles, p.4

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