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Re: Looking birth Michael Connors died 1877
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 02:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Jamjar,
The search goes on. Found a Michael Connors who sailed from Port Phillip on the schooner "Circassion" as a cabin passenger arriving in Hobart on 15 July 1848.[SLTX MB2/39/1/10] From ? to Port Phillip?
Also found a death of James Connors, aged 3 months at Hamilton, Tasmania on 19 July 1856 son of Michael stonemason [SLTX Names Index 1198006].
The Hobart Hospital registration of his death on 7 August 1877 has the notation "Born Surrey".
Any further suggestions??
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Re: Looking birth Michael Connors died 1877
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 03:04 BST (UK) »
The Hobart Hospital registration of his death on 7 August 1877 has the notation "Born Surrey".
Any further suggestions??
leecon.

It also says that he arrived on the Rodney (2) and was free by servitude.  I gave you the link to his indent and family names in post #6 and Jamjar gave you the most likely 1841 census details for the Surrey family in post #8.  I am not sure what you are now looking for.

Also found a death of James Connors, aged 3 months at Hamilton, Tasmania on 19 July 1856 son of Michael stonemason [SLTX Names Index 1198006].

The birth registration for that chid is here:

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD33-1-6-p314j2k

Debra  :)

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Re: Looking birth Michael Connors died 1877
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 03:46 BST (UK) »
Re 'Free' ....   

I am sure all the regulars posting on this thread will agree that our colonial records have regularly include this word 'Free'.  And, that it simply means that at that particular point in time the person was not still under a sentence of a civil court.  It does not mean they were not ever a convict, and nor does it mean that they must have once been a convict.

 :)  Just to briefly mention too,  that permission was sought and granted for that 1855 marriage.

19 November 1855, Hobart Town, at the Church of St Joseph, by Rev C WOODS
Michael CONNORS, aged 29, a bachelor, a Stone Mason, 
married
Mary Ann HURREEN, aged 21, a Spinster, a Servant.
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD37-1-14p283j2k 

The Governor’s permission was granted for that marriage, Gazetted 30 October 1855.
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-7p024j2k   Michael was noted as ‘Free’ but no ship of arrival was mentioned against his name.   

Here’s the Census 1843 (#17, Matthew)   At page one of that two page document, in answer to Q7 (How many … are Free)  there’s just the One, Michael CONNOR (no ‘S’) .   At Page 2 of that census, in answer to the 3 options re ‘Free’   he is ‘Other Free Persons’  … the choice being Born in the Colony/Arrived Free/Other Free Persons.   So that particular chap was transported to VDL, he did not come as a Free person, but he was, by 1843, Free.   
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CEN1-1-59-153  Clearly he is NOT your man and clearly Matthew noted that he was not your chap, at #17

https://stors.tas.gov.au/HSD145-1-1  here's the August 1877 death mentioned several times  (#12 Debra) clearly showing  'FS' (Free by Servitude), 'Rodney 2' (Ship of arrival), 'Surrey' (native place) and '26' years in the Colony.

I realise I am duplicating the information various RChatters have posted, but I hope I am helping to advance the quest. 

There are of course variations in the spelling of Michael CONNORS surname .... eg O'Connor; O'Connors;  O'Conner,  O'Conners,  Connor, Conner ... etc.   and there may well have been more than one chap by that name in Tasmania in those decades.... 

ADD Rodney 2 arrival 1851  :)
https://researchdata.ands.org.au/fas-convict-ship-prosopography-index/395393

JM 

 
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Re: Looking birth Michael Connors died 1877
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 19 September 18 04:01 BST (UK) »
I am attaching a snip from one section of the convict record for the Michael CONNOR on the Rodney 2.  This chap was Church of England, aged 24 in 1851 and a Waiter, and his native place was Tooley Street  :)  (as in Surrey, England  :) )

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