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John Devonald, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 06 October 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||6th August, 1815
|Date of Death:
||25th December, 1856
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 171 (88)
||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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Sally Henderson on 27th September, 2015 wrote:
Originally charged with murder of David Jonathan at Rhosmaen, Wales, but acquitted. Charge of highway robbery - found guilty. Death sentence commuted to transportation for life. Assigned to J E Bettington at Merton, NSW. After receiving ticket of leave he married Sarah Hill in 1847. No issue. Publican of Railway Hotel, Newcastle, NSW. Owned 2 farms on the Hunter RIver at The Folly. Died 25/12/1856 after being run down by train when he rescued a woman from her cart which was stuck on railway tracks.
Convict Changes History
Sally Henderson on 27th September, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 6th August, 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th December, 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime