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Malcolm Macleod

Malcolm Macleod, one of 290 convicts transported on the Mangles, 21 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Malcolm Macleod
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Inverness Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 21st November, 1839
Arrival date: 27th April, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 136
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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Anonymous on 14th August, 2011 wrote:

He was convicted of the murder of his wife in the village of Bayble on the Isle of Lewis. The details of the case can be seen here: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=voQDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA88&dq=%22MALCOLM+M’LEOD+was+charged+with+Murder:+In%22&hl=en&ei=M-1GTpPbNImg8QO90ayjBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false. If this doesn’t work, google for "MALCOLM M’LEOD was charged with Murder:" and search under the books option.

Scotty on 20th January, 2012 wrote:

Malcolm was sentenced to death but after an appeal to the secretary of state his sentence was commuted on the grounds that he had been insane at the time of the murder.
He was transported on from NSW to Norfolk Island penal colony, arriving on 18th May 1840.
In 1844 he was transfered on the authority of Alexander Maconochie to Hobart. Arriving on the Duke of Richmond 11/12 march 1844.

Convict Changes History

Scotty on 20th January, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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