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John Devonald

John Devonald, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 06 October 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Devonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 6th August, 1815
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 25th December, 1856
Age: 41 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Carmarthen Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 6th October, 1835
Arrival date: 7th February, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 299 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 171 (88)
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

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

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