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Charles Mcdonald

Charles McDonald, one of 160 convicts transported on the Richmond, November 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Charles Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Richmond
Departure date: 27th November, 1821
Arrival date: 30th April, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 128
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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D Wong on 16th August, 2018 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Title Precognition against Thomas Connell, William McNicol, Charles McDonald, James Reid, William Moore for the crime of theft by housebreaking
Dates 1821

Accused Thomas Connell, Age: 15, calico printer, Anderston, Glasgow, Address: Prisoner in Glasgow, formerly Old Wynd, (Glasgow)
William McNicol, unemployed, formerly singer, Address: Prisoner in Glasgow, formerly Stockwell Street, Glasgow
Charles McDonald, Age: 16, window cleaner, Address: Prisoner in Glasgow, formerly Old Wynd, Glasgow
James Reid, Age: 14, rope worker, Address: Prisoner in Glasgow, formerly Stockwell Street, Glasgow
William Moore, Age: 15, tailor, Address: Prisoner in Glasgow, formerly Old Wynd, Glasgow.

Thomas Connell arrived per ‘Lord Hungerford 1821’ to VDL.
William McNicol arrived per ‘Eliza 1822’ to NSW.
Charles McDonald and James Reid arrived per ‘Richmond 1822’ to VDL
William Moor/Moore arrived per ‘Guildford 1822’ NSW.

Charles McDonald was listed as 17 years old on arrival - he was born in Glasgow.

Charles was 5’5” tall, dark brown hair and eyes.

Occupation: Spoon maker/window cleaner.

1830 Muster: Field Police
1832 Muster: TOL
1833 Muster: TOL
14/4/1835: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th August, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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