Michael Connor, 17801853 (aged 73 years)

Name
Michael /Connor/
Given names
Michael
Surname
Connor
Birth
about 1780
Immigration
Text:

Michael Connor
Age on arrival: 16
Calling/trade: Landholder
Born: 1780
Tried: 1795 Dublin City
Sentence: Life
Ship: Marquis Cornwallis (1796)
Crime: Robbery highway
Spouse: lived after 1822 with Mary Browning
Died: c1853 Windsor
Convict indents: Various
Hall - A Desperate Set of Villains: p73-75

Text:

The ship Marquis Cornwallis arrived in NSW 11 Feb 1796

Marriage
Text:

Common law relationship. In the 1822 muster Mary Browning was recorded as with her husband Edward Goodwin, but by 1825 she was recorded as living with Michael Connor.

Census
Citation details: 1825 muster
Text:

Browning, Mary, free by servitude, Friends, 1811, 7 years, lives with Michael Connor, Richmond
Browning Edward 11, born in the colony, son of Mary Browning, Richmond
Browning, Mary, 9, born in the colony, daughter of above
Browning, David, 7, son of above
[Connor, Michael, free by servitude, Cornwallis, 1796, 7 years, landholder, Richmond
also
Connor, Michael, conditional pardon, Scarborough, 1788, life, constable, Richmond]

Charged with robbery
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Sat 21 Oct 1826 p. 3
Text:

Mary Goodwin, Michael Connor, William Browning and James Yew were severally charged with a robbery. Committed for trial at sessions.

Citation details: Sydney Gazette Sat 21 Oct 1826 p. 3
Text:

Windsor Quarter Sessions...
Mary Goodwin, Michael Connor, Wm. Browning and James Yaw were discharged by Proclamation.

Mentioned by Mary Goodwin
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Fri 27 Apr 1827 p. 3
Text:

WINDSOR...
APRIL 14...
Mary Goodwin was charged with being drunk and a little disorderly. Mary is an elderly woman; her son was ordered for transportation two days ago; she had travelled twelve miles to say "farewell;" acquaintances more frequently invite to "the bottle" than "the board;" she had drunk too freely, the effects are common. Mary, you are this time to be pitied. Fined five shillings to the poor, but being unable to pay, was allowed a few days to make up the fine - "god bless you, gentlemen, Micky Conner will pay you!"

Mentioned in court
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Mon 6 Aug 1827 p. 3
Text:

Joseph Spiturniy, commonly called "Maltese Joe", had caused Mary Goodwin to be brought before their Worships by a warrant, to answer the complaint of having disabled his arm, and other parts of his body, and other wrongs to the said "Joseph" that she had done, contrary to the peace of our Lord the King. Instead of bringing Mary to Court, an Englishman would have courted her, but "Maltese Joe" cannot hear that "Little Micky Connor" should be his rival. Old people are foolish as well as young ones, in their way. Mary ordered to find securities to keep the peace - Micky Connor, at her elbow, performed the kind office of surety, and sure he could do no more for her; but Tim Connor with a friendly air came forward, and paid the fees. There is true friendship in these little matters among poor people, and Mary knows how to express her gratitude.

Death
Citation details: p. 75
Text:

"22 May 1853: He may have been the Michael Connor of Windsor who was buried at Windsor Catholic cemetery. His age was estimated to be 80 but he was possibly about 73."

Family with Mary Browning
himself
17801853
Birth: about 1780
Death: estimated 1853Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17801835
Birth: about 1780
Death: 1835Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1824New South Wales, Australia
James + Mary Browning
wife’s husband
wife
17801835
Birth: about 1780
Death: 1835Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageestimated 1804
3 years
stepdaughter
18061864
Birth: about 1806 26
Death: May 28, 1864New South Wales, Australia
2 years
stepson
1807
Birth: about 1807 27
Death:
Edward Goodwin + Mary Browning
wife’s husband
Birth:
Death:
wife
17801835
Birth: about 1780
Death: 1835Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageAugust 31, 1812Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
stepson
18141894
Birth: about 1814 34 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1894Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
stepdaughter
1816
Birth: about 1816 36 New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
stepson
18181858
Birth: about 1818 38 New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 17, 1858Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Immigration
Text:

Michael Connor
Age on arrival: 16
Calling/trade: Landholder
Born: 1780
Tried: 1795 Dublin City
Sentence: Life
Ship: Marquis Cornwallis (1796)
Crime: Robbery highway
Spouse: lived after 1822 with Mary Browning
Died: c1853 Windsor
Convict indents: Various
Hall - A Desperate Set of Villains: p73-75

Text:

The ship Marquis Cornwallis arrived in NSW 11 Feb 1796

Marriage
Text:

Common law relationship. In the 1822 muster Mary Browning was recorded as with her husband Edward Goodwin, but by 1825 she was recorded as living with Michael Connor.

Census
Citation details: 1825 muster
Text:

Browning, Mary, free by servitude, Friends, 1811, 7 years, lives with Michael Connor, Richmond
Browning Edward 11, born in the colony, son of Mary Browning, Richmond
Browning, Mary, 9, born in the colony, daughter of above
Browning, David, 7, son of above
[Connor, Michael, free by servitude, Cornwallis, 1796, 7 years, landholder, Richmond
also
Connor, Michael, conditional pardon, Scarborough, 1788, life, constable, Richmond]

Charged with robbery
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Sat 21 Oct 1826 p. 3
Text:

Mary Goodwin, Michael Connor, William Browning and James Yew were severally charged with a robbery. Committed for trial at sessions.

Citation details: Sydney Gazette Sat 21 Oct 1826 p. 3
Text:

Windsor Quarter Sessions...
Mary Goodwin, Michael Connor, Wm. Browning and James Yaw were discharged by Proclamation.

Mentioned by Mary Goodwin
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Fri 27 Apr 1827 p. 3
Text:

WINDSOR...
APRIL 14...
Mary Goodwin was charged with being drunk and a little disorderly. Mary is an elderly woman; her son was ordered for transportation two days ago; she had travelled twelve miles to say "farewell;" acquaintances more frequently invite to "the bottle" than "the board;" she had drunk too freely, the effects are common. Mary, you are this time to be pitied. Fined five shillings to the poor, but being unable to pay, was allowed a few days to make up the fine - "god bless you, gentlemen, Micky Conner will pay you!"

Mentioned in court
Citation details: Sydney Gazette Mon 6 Aug 1827 p. 3
Text:

Joseph Spiturniy, commonly called "Maltese Joe", had caused Mary Goodwin to be brought before their Worships by a warrant, to answer the complaint of having disabled his arm, and other parts of his body, and other wrongs to the said "Joseph" that she had done, contrary to the peace of our Lord the King. Instead of bringing Mary to Court, an Englishman would have courted her, but "Maltese Joe" cannot hear that "Little Micky Connor" should be his rival. Old people are foolish as well as young ones, in their way. Mary ordered to find securities to keep the peace - Micky Connor, at her elbow, performed the kind office of surety, and sure he could do no more for her; but Tim Connor with a friendly air came forward, and paid the fees. There is true friendship in these little matters among poor people, and Mary knows how to express her gratitude.

Death
Citation details: p. 75
Text:

"22 May 1853: He may have been the Michael Connor of Windsor who was buried at Windsor Catholic cemetery. His age was estimated to be 80 but he was possibly about 73."