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Matthew Doncaster, one of 200 convicts transported on the England, 31 March 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Notts. Town Quarter Sessions
31st March, 1832
18th July, 1832
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 199 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 295 (148)
||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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D Wong on 29th April, 2014 wrote:
Matthew Doncaster was 18 years old when transported for stealing 1 pair of breeches.
Matthew had 5 previous convictions: 6 months for stealing bacon, 2 months for stealing from a garden, 2 similar offences, and 2 months for stealing rabbits.
Matthew was 5’7 1/4” tall, dark grey eyes, brown hair.
1832: Public Works
1833-1835: In July 1833 was charged with a felony and was transported to Port Arthur.
27/8/1838: In Hobard - drunk
18/7/1839: On a chain gang - Insubordination and violently assaulting the overseer - to be removed to Port Arthur for 2 years.
21/7/1847: Free Certificate.
No more records of him in VDL
1854: Geelong - Felony - no outcome.
Matthew Doncaster pleaded “Not Guilty ” to
stealing a quantity of sheepskins, the property
of Mr. Corrigan. William Negus, butcher, who
had been committed along with the prisoner on
the same charge, was called up and discharged.
Mr. Negus was subsequently called as a witness, and proved that he bought the skins from the prisoner. The jury returned a verdict of
” Guilty ;” and the prisoner was sentenced to six
No death date found.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 29th April, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime