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Michael Mc Donnell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Michael Mc Donnell
Aliases: Michael Mc Donald
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: 24th August, 1799
Arrival date: 16th February, 1800
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 122 other convicts


Primary source: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au
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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 9th February, 2013 wrote:

Michael McDonnell was a deserter from the 63rd (west Suffolk)Regiment of Foot during its deployment to Ireland 1798-1802. Deserters could at the time be tied over a cannon mouth or branded depending on the type of desertion. Those that were not from cowardice were branded over the heart front and back with a large D particular to the Regiment. The 63rd Regiment of Foot was fated to provide escort and garrison duty in Australia and its colonies from 1829-1833. One of Australias better Known members of the 63rd was Van Diemens Land John Peyton Jones, famous for feeding sharks and using savage dogs to stop escapees. He became Police Magistrate for VDL and my family married into his childrens line, also of course my family provided him with a job by being convicts
The 63rd Regiment merged with the 96th Regiment in 1881 to become The Manchester Regiment and to this day my family continues to provide the soldiers and also the British Justice Department with criminals

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 9th February, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 99 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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