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Flora Mcdonald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Flora Mcdonald
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1742
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1st October, 1800
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing linen
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Boddingtons
Departure date: 15th February, 1793
Arrival date: 7th August, 1793
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 53 other convicts

References

Primary source: Freemans Journal Saturday 23 April 1791 page 4; State Records of NSW, indents of Convict Transport Ships, 'Boddingtons'
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 23rd March, 2019 wrote:

Flora McDonald was tried at the County Antrim Assizes held at Carrickfergus in April 1791, ending 19th April, before the Hon Baron Power. She was found guilty of stealing linen out of a bleach-yard. It appears the jury reduced the value of the cloth they found she had stolen to an amount that avoided her receiving the death penalty
Freemans Journal Saturday 23 April 1791 page 4
“Carrickfergus Assizes
“FLora McDonald for stealing linen-cloth to the value of 3l, out of the beach-yard of James Leatham:  found guilty to the value of 4s 6d,- to be transported for seven years.”

Poor Flora was noted as being 50 years old on the indent of the Boddingtons, when it sailed in February 1793.

Flora lived only another seven years after arriving in NSW in August 1793. Her burial on 1 October 1800 is recorded in the Burial Register of St Phillips’ church, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 23rd March, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Freemans Journal Saturday 23 April 1791 page 4; State Records of NSW, indents of Convict Transport Ships, 'Boddingtons' (prev. ), firstname: Flora, surname: Mcdonald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , dat

Robin Sharkey on 23rd March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1742 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st October, 1800 (prev. 0000)

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