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Daniel Mcdonald

Daniel McDonald, one of 180 convicts transported on the Dunvegan Castle, 28 September 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Mcdonald
Aliases: Mcdonnell
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Shopbreaking & theft
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Dunvegan Castle
Departure date: 28th September, 1829
Arrival date: 13th March, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 196
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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Community Contributions

Ann Turnbull on 6th March, 2014 wrote:

NSW Govt Gazette, Wed, June 26, 1839, Page 719. Absconed from John Smith, Newcastle, since June 16.

D Wong on 6th March, 2014 wrote:

Daniel McDonald was 17 years old on arrival in NSW.
Daniel was born in Ireland, although convicted at Salford, England.

Daniel was 5’9” tall, stout, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, single, could read and write.

1832: Assigned to John Smith of Maitland.  Sentenced to 12 months in an ironed gang for being an accessory to robbery.

22/11/1836: 6 months in an iron gang for robbery, Maitland.
1837: Assigned to an iron gang, Maitland.

25/9/1838: With John Lowe, assigned to John Smith, both sentenced to 14 days solitary confinement for neglect of work.  Witness Nathaniel Nixon, overseer.

22/6/1839: Absconded from John Smith since 16th June, Newcastle.
25/9/1839: Apprehended, Newcastle.

8/11/1841: Admitted to Newcastle gaol.  No offence stated.  Sent to Hyde Park Barracks.

1847: TOL Parramatta
25/1/1848: COF

Convict Changes History

Ann Turnbull on 6th March, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald)

D Wong on 6th March, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Mcdonnell, date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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