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Daniel Davidson

Daniel Davidson, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Davidson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Waiter and footman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing letters
Convicted at: Upper Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 171 (87)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 3rd May, 2012 wrote:

1/5/1841: Daniel had been appointed as a constable through his good behaviour.  He was escorting another constable Patrick Maginness to Bathurst, they had both been drinking and got into a fight, Daniel picked up a gun and it went off and killed Patrick.  Daniel was charged and found guilty of manslaughter, sentenced to 7 years transportation and sent to Norfolk Island in 1841. 

27/9/1844: Daniel arrived in VDL per ‘Lady Franklin’ from Norfolk Island he was described as; Labourer and gardner, 32 years old, protestant, could neither read nor write, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, black whiskers, long visage, dark brown eyebrows, blue eyes, large nose, mouth and chin.  A scar on bride of nose, small scar on left side of forehead, 2 scars over left eyebrow.  Scar on left side of upper lip.  A man and woman, MDS 4 dots D 72nd and several dots on left arm, 2nd finger left hand crippled.

Station of Gang: Rocky Hills.
Released from probation 1/3/1845
8/3/1845 TOL
13/7/1852: Conditional Pardon.

20/7/1846: Daniel married Elizabeth Watt, born 1824, per ‘Margaret’, they had 2 daughters, a female in 1847, and Elizabeth in 1850.

In the 1848 Census Daniel was living in Hobart.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 3rd May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815-00-00

Anonymous on 1st May, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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