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John Mcdermott

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Mcdermott
Aliases: none
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 7 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Guillardon
Departure date: 1838
Arrival date: 11th March, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th May, 2016 wrote:

John McDermott was convicted at Cawnpore, East India 10 April 1837 for mutinous conduct by striking his Superior Officer and making away with his Regimental necessaries. Had served 17 yrs in military service. 7yr transportation sentence. Behaviour in Calcutta Gaol was good. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Guillardon’, which carried passengers and 18 convicts to Hobart, arriving 11 March 1838.

Nell Murphy on 28th May, 2016 wrote:

John McDermott, aged 35 upon arrival, had numerous assignments in Colony but also records of misconduct and punishments. Sentence extended by 1 yr (1842). Time at Port Arthur penal settlement.

Previous trade - labourer and basketmaker.
Native place - Dublin, Ireland.

Certificate of Freedom 5 January 1854 - at New Norfolk, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 28th May, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Mcdermott, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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