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Michael Lamb (1772–1860)

Michael Lamb was sentenced to seven years transportation for breaking into a house and stealing a silver spoon, seven shirts, and four muslin handkerchiefs. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Queen as part of the Third Fleet. He purchased land at Mulgrave Place and by 1802 had cleared 10 acres. Since at least 1801 he had been living with Mary Carroll. He married Mary Farrell in 1811. She had left him 1815 and he married Susannah Thompson in 1815. By then he had a 150 acre farm in the Windsor district.

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Dublin, Ireland


12 July, 1860 (aged ~ 88)
Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years