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Donald Mcdonald

Donald McDonald, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Donald Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
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: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Upper Canada Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 171 (87)
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

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 wrote:

Donald McDonald was 26 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Inverness.

Donald was illiterate, protestant, single, 5’7½” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, D under left arm, scar back of little finger of left hand, nail of third finger of same split, scar on cap of left knee.

1846: TOL, Moreton Bay.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st December, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Mcdonald (prev. McDonald), date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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