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Christopher Mcdonald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christopher Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Ploughman
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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Ireland. Kildare
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 3rd September, 1822
Arrival date: 21st December, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 83 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 17th November, 2020 wrote:

NAAS ASSIZES- March 28. Owen M‘Keon, T. Dunne, Andrew Connell, alias Carter, and Christopher McDonnell, were put upon their trial for burglary and robbery in entering the dwelling-house of Mrs Daly.  The case having occupied the attention of the court for considerable time, length terminated in the conviction of the four prisoners, who received sentence of Death accordingly. The day fixed for their execution the 13th April.
Saunders’s News-Letter, 3 April 1822.


Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Christopher McDonald, alias Kernan, age 33, per Countess of Harcourt (2) (1822), Tried at Kildare Co., 1822, Life,  DOB 1789,  native place, Kildare Co., Ploughman. 
Colonial Secretary Index.

MCDONALD, Christopher. Per “Countess of Harcourt”, 1822.

1822 Dec 26 - On list of convicts landed from the “Countess of Harcourt” and forwarded to Minto for distribution (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.117)
1825 Jun 7 - Overseer of George Cox’s clearing party. Deposition re Robert Bond charged with aiding bushranger (Reel 6063; 4/1786 p.17)


1828 Census index.
Chris. McDonald,  Countess Harcourt, 2 Iron Gang.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, May 3, 1831.
THE Tickets of Leave granted to the following Persons have been cancelled, for the reasons set against their names respectively, viz.—

Christopher McDonald, Countess Harcourt (2), for contempt of Court, and absconding from his district.
Sydney Herald, 9 May 1831.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Christopher, surname: Mcdonald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 0000, gend

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