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Thomas Donahoo

Thomas Donahoo, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Donahoo
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 212
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 12th August, 2012 wrote:

Thomas Donahoo/Donohue was indicted with Samuel Kellet and Catherine Picton for stealing 1 watch, value £2, 1 snuff box 6d., and 53 sovereigns, the goods of David Duffin. He was 51 years old.

1845: TOL Port Macquarie
10/6/1846: TOL Passport Port Macquarie Bench.
1846: TOL Cancelled for disorderly conduct.

25/2/1847: Thomas Donahue 62, Sailor, 5’6 3/4" tall, dark and freckled complexion, dark brown mixed with grey hair, hazel eyes, lost 2 front upper teeth, diagonal scar over left eyebrow, scar between eyebrows, many tattoos on both arms, absconded from Prisoners Barracks, Port Macquarie since 22nd ultimo.

1848: TOL Maitland.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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