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Mathew HUGHES - Irish convict

DaveHam9

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Hello,

Another convict in my tree but I'm having a hard time finding any other details such as date of CP or Full Pardon.

Mathew was born somewhere in Ireland, possibly near the town of Castlepollard about 1770 and that he had been convicted in County Down in August 1796 and given a life sentence in consequence of some people being killed by soldiers under his command in a skirmish in the village of Loughbrickland. He arrived in the colony in May 1797 in the hell ship 'Britania' ...

Mathew Hughes
Details
Alias: Mathias Irish Rebel: Religion: Age on arrival: 27
Marital status:
Calling/trade: Soldier private Westmeath militia later schoolteacher at Kissing Point
Born: 1770 Native place: Castlepollard Town Westmeath Co
Tried: 1796 Downpatrick Down Co Sentence: Life Former convictions:
Ship: Britannia I (1797)
Crime: Murder
Description:
Remarks:
Spouse: m. 1810 Parramatta Mary Small (d. 1879 Richmond)
Died: 1845 Richmond


V1810940 3A/1810 HUGHES MATTHEW - SMALL MARY - CB
V1810430 147A/1810 HUGHES MATHEW - SMALL MARY - CB= CofE Parramatta St John

Dave
 
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