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Details for the convict Michael Finlay (1816)

Convict Name:Michael Finlay
Trial Place:Dublin City
Trial Date:1815
Arrival Details
Ship:Surrey I (2)
Arrival Year:1816
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Born: Abt. 1793 Co. Dublin
(one possible record a near match - b. 19 Nov 1794 Kingstown -
but unable to cross-reference with a 2nd source)

Employer: Mallet Metal Foundry Ryders Row North Dublin Feb 1816
The company had a project on site in the construction of Grange
Gorman workhouse Est. 1815 (ref. Minuted book of governors of
Institution - Dublin Medical Library)

Arrest: 16 Feb 1816 by Steward of the House of Industry as
leaving the site
(Church street where they were intending to offload the
metal had 7 metal foundry businesses in 1816

Interview: Saunders's Newspaper 1816FEB22


Council for the Crown - Messrs. Townsend, Green, and Tickle -
Agent, the Solicitor for the stamp office.
Council for Mrs. Walsh - Messrs. Grady, McNally, Ridgeway and
Bethel - Agent Mr. George Gibbs.

Michael Finlay and John Conlan, were indicted for feloniously
stealing on the 9th of January, 40 lbs. weight of lead, the
property of the Governors of the Richmond Lunatic Asylum, and
3lbs of Copper, the property of John Mallet.

John Mallet sworn, examined by Mr. Greene - Resides in Ryder's
row; is a plumber; was doing business at the house of industry;
The prisoners were in his employment attending the plumbers;
never gave them orders to take away any lead; saw them in
custody on the 9th of January, with the Steward of the House
of Industry; Suggested the proprietary of examining them
separately; Finlay was the first; he disclaimed any knowledge
of Conlan, or what he might have done; Conlan acknowledged
having taken the lead out of the storeroom, and said he was
going to bring it to witness; he then said they were going to
bring it to a place in church street to sell; Finlay was then
called in, and Conlan said before him, they were going to
bring it to church st to sell; Finlay denied knowing anything
about it.

Cross-examined by Mr. McNally - Has a foreman named Lamprey;
don't believe he gave Finlay orders to bring home the lead.

Patrick Callan sworn - Examined by Mr. Greene - Is Steward to
the House of Industry knows the prisoner's; saw them on the
evening of the 9th of January, in the Avenue leading to the
House of Industry, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon; Conlan
had a bag; Finlay seemed to have something in his apron; he
desired them to come back with him to his office; Conlan had
lead; Finlay said, he saw it put into the bag, by a man named
Martin, Finlay said he did not know the directions Martin gave

The prisoners were found guilty.

Trial: Green Street Session Court Dublin 22 Feb 1816, 7 years
Holding: Vittoria Hulk on Liffey
Transport: Dublin to Cobh
Held: Cobh Jail, Deloused and released to ship
Departure: Surry II to Australia 14 Jul 1816

Parents: Unknown

Employers: 1. G.T. Palmer Magistrate Private town of Mulbring (Founder)
2. E.C. Close Magistrate (son in Law to G.T Palmer) Morpeth
3. Capt. Francis Allman Magistrate Rathluba
4. John Eckford Constable Maitland

Death: on road nr Goulburn in one of worst Winters.
Inquest index is referenced at State Library
(actual inquest papers missing)

Married: Caroline McCAR
Submitted by Researcher (Ian Finlay) on 20 September 2018

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