Shea Genealogy

My great, great grandfather Michael Shea (a carpenter) was born in County Tipperary either in 1814 or 1820 (I have 2 different dates). I am about to try and obtain his death certificate as he died on 30 January 1885 in New South Wales, Australia. He married a Margaret Johnson (also from Ireland born in Queens County (County Laois) 1832). There are still many gaps in my knowledge and I am trying to trace these in Australia. There are no other male Shea's from Michael except my brother and I.

I have loads more information on the family of Michael. I believe he is the same Michael Shea who was sent to Australia as a convict. The reference I have for him as aconvict was from the Irish Transportation Records and he was trialed in County Tipperary on 20/10/1838 and sentenced for transportation (7 years) to Australia for Larceny. None of my living family knew that Michael was a convict but in those days it was a shame to have convict ancestry.

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